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During the spring holiday period, the Hergé Museum has spread questions throughout the visit. A quiz to liven up your family visit. On Sunday 17 April, the first children who had returned their quiz to the bookshop after their visit received a little surprise... A great way to end the holidays!
The Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen and his wife Doris Schmidauer honoured us with a visit on Wednesday 23rd March.
On a state visit to Belgium until this Wednesday, the presidential couple wanted to visit the Hergé Museum. The Austrian president is a great fan of comic books. This is the first state visit between Austria and Belgium since 1997, but also the first incoming state visit to Belgium since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020. The visit was led by the Governor of the Province of Walloon Brabant, Gilles Mahieu, as well as by Mrs. Julie Chantry, Mayor of Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve.
Tom Frantzen studied in Brussels at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture et des Arts visuels de La Cambre, where he followed the university course in monumental sculpture. Deeply Brussels-based, he describes himself as a contemporary Flemish fantasy artist. His public works are part of this culture in an interactive way and enliven the existing environment in Brussels and elsewhere.
He was personally chosen by Fanny Rodwell to create the Hergé sculpture that will be inaugurated on 22 May 2019. Since this symbolic date (22 May being the date of birth of Hergé), visitors to the Hergé Museum are welcomed by the master of the clear line.
« As a Brussels 'ket', it is a pleasure to have been able to create, alongside fictional figures such as Le Zinneke, Madame Chapeau and the Molenbeek Vaartkapoen, personalities like Bruegel, Brel and Hergé. Alongside the famous Manneken-Pis, they symbolise the identity of the city of Brussels » Tom Frantzen
Placed in the garden at the entrance to the Hergé Museum, the base of the statue has recently been solidified in order to ensure the durability of the artwork.
Source : Tom Frantzen