Centre Pompidou Enters New Era with Increased Ticket Prices

The Centre Pompidou in Paris has raised the price of its admission tickets by one Euro, from €13 to €14, Le Parisien reports. The new general fee gives access to the permanent collection as well as to the center’s seven exhibition spaces. Tickets to viewing only the temporary exhibitions have also gone up: from €10 to €11.

The price hike coincides with the end of the mandate of Alain Seban—who was president of the Parisian institution for eight years and left on April 2—and the beginning of a new period with Serge Lasvignes at the helm.

Lasvignes, a civil servant, comes to the post with no previous experience running a museum or any other cultural organization (see Obscure Civil Servant Serge Lasvignes Gets Centre Pompidou’s Top Job).

And he’s got big shoes to fill. During Seban’s mandate, the Pompidou saw a dramatic increase in visitor numbers and launched a dedicated photography gallery. A gallery focused on design and architecture is also on the works (see Centre Pompidou To Open Design and Architecture Gallery).

Seban famously spearheaded an intense expansion strategy, aimed at attracting new audiences and offset budget cuts while boosting the global recognition of the Pompidou brand (see The Centre Pompidou Pops Up in Málaga, Centre Pompidou Mulls Another Satellite Museum, Centre Pompidou Adding Another Northern Franchise, and Centre Pompidou and Museo Jumex Partnership Rumored).


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