It houses the Bibliothèque publique d'information (Public Information Library), a vast public library, the Musée National d'Art Moderne, which is the largest museum for modern art in Europe, and IRCAM, a centre for music and acoustic research. Because of its location, the Centre is known locally as Beaubourg (IPA:[bobuʁ]). It is named after Georges Pompidou, the President of France from 1969 to 1974 who commissioned the building, and was officially opened on 31 January 1977 by President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing. As of 2006, the Centre Pompidou has had over 180 million visitors since 1977 and more than 5,209,678 visitors in 2013, including 3,746,899 for the museum.
Protests against China’s strict zero-Covid policy and restrictions on freedoms have spread to at least a dozen cities around the world in a show of solidarity with rare displays of defiance in China over the weekend ...Outside the Pompidou Centre in Paris, some protesters brought flowers and lit candles for those killed in the Xinjiang fire ... .
Sit back and relax (Picture. Eric Martin/Romain Ricard/Eric Garault/Pasco/Hotel Paradiso). The big screen’s been lowered, the projector starts whirring and suddenly my mate and I are plunged into darkness ... The rooms ... Romain Ricard) ... Eric Martin) ... The tribe ... The Centre Pompidou is not much further, with both permanent and regularly changing exhibitions.
- 'Historical misogyny' - Attitudes are changing ... But at Britain's Tate, there has been scope for improvement ... As curator at the Centre Pompidou in Paris in 2009, she hung nothing but female artists from its collection for two years, "to prove there were enough of them in the museum reserves to tell the whole story of 20th- and 21st-century art" ... ....
Some years ago, purely for work purposes, I visited a “cult TV convention” at a hotel in Solihull, where the fans at the bar were all dressed as Klingons and Peter Tork from the Monkees hosted an unruly pub quiz ... Tarantino, endearingly, wears his on the outside, like a one-man Pompidou Centre with all the piping exposed ... Photograph ... He says ... .