Sunday, January 08, 2006

New Site for French Centre

CNBDI to Move in 2008

According to Egon (via ActuaBD):

"The Centre National de la Bande Dessinée et de l’Image (CNBDI) in Angoulême, France will move to a new facility in 2008, Actua BD reports. As approved by the syndicat mixte du Pôle Image, the museum will move across the Charente river to occupy an antique wine storage facility. The transfer in venue comes amidst institutional changes and a re-envisioning of the museum to include expanded reading rooms and an in-house comics workshop, among other new additions."

The CNBDI is already by all accounts the best comics museum in existence with a world-renowned library and close affiliation with the Angouleme festival. These new arrangements demonstrate a commitment from all involved, from the French government to scholars to the town of Angouleme, to the ideals of the centre and comic art in general.

Le Musee national de la BD d’Angouleme prepare sa mue pour 2008 - Actua BD:comics news

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