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Sunday May 6th
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The Hergé Music Library

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As if lured by the sound of the mermaids, visitors to the Hergé Museum enter the room on the third floor. Charmed by this melody which invites us to explore the work of this great draftsman...

The egg or ... the magpie?

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In the fifties, to celebrate big events on the calendar, the magazine Tintin offered its readers superb covers designed by Hergé.

10 January 2018: Tintin celebrates his birthday

It was 89 years ago that Tintin appeared for the first time in the supplement of a Brussels daily paper – Le Petit Vingtième. The reporter's adventures were published in black and white, and aimed at young readers. Inspired by the nascent film industry, Hergé created stories that referenced the twentieth century. On his first adventure Tintin went to Russia and discovered the effect of Bolshevism on the country.

Planche de 'Tintin au pays des Soviets'

In 2017 the adventure Tintin in the Land of the Soviets was re-published in a new colour version. The success of this audacious undertaking – an ambitious project to bring together modern techniques with the Hergéan savoir-faire that existed from the very first album – was amazing.

Today The Adventures of Tintin are published practically all over the world.

It is incredible to think that a comic strip character should have so much success. The very first Tintin books were published with print runs of several hundred copies; today there are hundreds of millions of books distributed to the four corners of the Earth!

Les albums de Tintin

Tintin's faithful friends accompany him throughout his stories. Every year they get together to celebrate his birthday. Everyone is there: Snowy, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus, the Thom(p)sons... without forgetting Bianca Castafiore!

The adventures continue in earnest with a star character who never gets any wrinkles... or who manages to keep his lines, whichever way you prefer to look at it! Tintin travels all over the world with exhibitions that pay homage to the work of his author in the very best way. Following the Grand Palais in Paris and the Museum of Civilisation in Quebec, it is now China's turn to welcome the universe of Hergé and Tintin.

But of course you can always rely on the Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve to have on display the best collection of artwork and information for those who desire to learn more about the young reporter Tintin, and his creator.

Façade du Musée Hergé - Fresque Tintin