The Imaginary Museum of TINTIN in Paris
In 2015, for the 40th anniversary of the Museum en Herbe, Tintin sets his suitcase down in Paris. The Hergé Museum at Louvain-la-Neuve in Belgium is the guest of the Museum en Herbe. Hergé ’s treasured pieces are exhibited alongside those of the museum and gallery.
Initially scheduled to end the 31st of August, the exposition has been extended to January 14, 2016!
Room 1: Hello Hergé
Drawings and original boards retrace the surprising diversity of the work of Georges Remi a.k.a Hergé: press man, graphic artist, typographer, illustrator, poster designer, caricaturist…and yes, creator of the great cartoons.
Tintin and Milou, but also other emblematic characters of the series are presented in the exhibition: Captain Haddock, the Dupondts, Professor Tournesol, Bianca Castifiore. Also exhibited are the precursors of Tintin: Totor as well as other characters of Hergé ’s series: Quick and Flupke, the kids from Brussels, as well as Jo, Zette, and Jocko.
Room 2 : The Imaginary Museum of Tintin
Art fanatic, himself a painter, Hergé was a collector. Numerous objects of the museum are inspired from abroad, as in the famous statuette Arumbaya of the Broken Ear.
Africa, America, Eqypt, China and Tibet…Tintin, globetrotter, discovers cultures and objects, and testifies to discovered civilizations. He goes to museums and rubs elbows with adventurers and travelers, who themselves brought back trunks of objects from their explorations.
At the heart of the exposition, enlarged vignettes from the Tintin comic are juxtaposed with art works and original ethnological objects.
An Adventure for Kids
Children will be able to put themselves in reporter Tintin’s shoes and discover the exposition using a game booklet.
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