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Hergé Museum

Museo Hergé

Museo Hergé

Hergé Museum (Rue Labrador 26, Louvain-la-Neuve) — this spectacular museum is dedicated to Hergé, the pen name of Georges Remi, who created Belgium’s comic-book hero Tintin (who is perhaps Belgium’s best-known cultural export). The museum, in the university town of Louvain-la-Neuve (30 minute drive southeast of Brussels), is built in the shape of an elongated prism that seems to float on the forest of ancient trees. Construction began on November 7, 2007 to commemorate Hergé’s 100th birthday. Designed by acclaimed French architect Christian de Portzamparc, the Hergé Museum marks the first public exhibition of the artist’s monumental body of work that, until now, had been sitting in bank vaults and studios.