Paris's first monument of the post-modern era, designed by Richard Rogers, Renzo Piano, and Gianfranco Franchini, the Pompidou Centre has 28,000 square metres of floor-space to display the more than 100,000 works belonging to the National Museum of Modern Art. It also houses the 17,000-square-metre Public Information Library (BPI) and the Institute for Acoustic/Music Research and Coordination (IRCAM), dedicated to contemporary creation.
It is the world's number two museum of modern and contemporary art, after New York's MOMA, and boasts a budget of 130 million euros and no less than 3.5 million visitors per year. A visit to the Pompidou Centre constitutes a new form of cultural tourism in which the exhibition itself is an object of interdisciplinary study.
Le Centre national d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou
Place Georges Pompidou
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