The Centre Pompidou - National Centre for Art and Culture - Paris
The Centre Pompidou is a French public institution overseen by the Ministry of Culture and Communication.
Featuring iconic architecture designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, it was opened in 1977.
The Centre Pompidou brings together in a single venue one of the world’s most important museums, holding Europe’s leading collection of modern and contemporary art, cinemas and performances, educational spaces and a research library on 20th and 21st century art. It is associated with a public reading library and a music research institute (IRCAM).
With more than 120,000 works, the Centre Pompidou holds one of the world's leading collections of 20th and 21st century art. From its large historical collections to its more recent acquisitions, it covers the fields of the visual arts, drawing, photography, new media, experimental cinema, architecture, design and industrial foresight.
A platform for exchanges between society and contemporary artists, the Centre Pompidou is a popular venue which receives more than 3 million visits a year. It aims to reach an ever wider audience, offering access to the latest contemporary creativity and forming close ties with the artists.
More information: www.centrepompidou.fr