A new Museum has opened in Belgium to celebrate the works of their famous illustrator Georges Remi – the creator of ‘Tin Tin’.The Museum has now been officially opened in the small town of Louvain-la-Neuve (not far from Brussels), Belgium.

Tintin evolved from the brush of Belgian artist Georges Prosper Remi. The hero, Tintin, is a young Belgian reporter. He is aided in his adventures by his faithful little dog Milou (which means Snowy in English). The first adventure story was published in 1929. In the sixites it was made into a television comic series 

The museum houses examples of the art of Tintin’s creator Georges Remi, who died in 1983. What makes it unique as a museum is that it was designed by Christian de Portzamparc, who based his design based on the art Herge. The interior has a simplistic style, one of the hallmarks of Hergé’s cartoons. The goal of the museum is to spread awareness about Hergé’s art and its influence, a campaign which began with the Hergé foundation in 1986. (http://rhondda.wordpress.com/2009/06/16/the-herge-museum-now-open/)

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The building’s architecture alone is enough to make it warrant a visit!!

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