May 26, 2009

Trouble at the museum

The museum is a bit of theme these days, it seems, on this blog.
Now another one is slated to be opened in Louvain-La-Neuve (south of Brussels, Belgium, of course) dedicated to cartoonist Hergé, probably mostly known to you as the creator of Tintin, but highlighting other aspects of his life such as his art collecting.

A press preview didn't go as smoothly as planned because all press photographers and cameramen were obliged to leave their gear at the door. No stills or film were allowed to be recorded inside the new museum, to "avoid creating imagery of exhibits", as museum officials clumsily stated. How the museum will create a buzz in the press seems a mystery when no-one can run any pictures or TV footage. The Tintin owners seem as hellbent on control as Walt Disney!

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