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Institut Saint-Boniface Parnasse mural?

#1 · Posted: 14 Sep 2015 01:35
Hi all,
I've been reading about various sites to visit in Brussels associated with Herge's life. Recently I read about a "rediscovered mural" at Institut Saint-Boniface Parnasse in Ixelles (https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Institut_Saint-Boniface_Parnasse#cite_n ote-17).
Does anyone know if this is something that can be seen? It's a school so I surely don't want to just go wandering around.
#2 · Posted: 14 Sep 2015 20:04 · Edited by: mct16
Herge was a pupil at this school and a member of its scout troop.

According to an article in Scoutwiki (in French) there are mural paintings of knights, Indians and scouts and in 2007 it was established that this was the work of Herge. Go to the bottom of this article and you can see a photo of the mural.

The mural is in a corridor next to the scout troops' offices and Herge would have made it when he was about 15.

If it is inside the school then I doubt if tourists will be allowed in to see it but you might go and ask if they can provide photos of the mural. No harm in trying.
#3 · Posted: 15 Sep 2015 11:43
Excellent link - thank you! My french is terrible so i find it hard to find some of these sites ...
I'm reaching out to the school via email to see what they say ... as you mentioned, it's worth a shot.
I'll be there in October on business so have a small fortunate window.
Fingers crossed!
#4 · Posted: 5 Nov 2015 09:34 · Edited by: Moderator
Happy to report that I was lucky enough to visit the school and see the murals!
Wow! Really amazing - but also a shame that there isn't enough money to preserve and honor them properly...
Truly splendid and such a magical little room they are in.
I've got photos, if anyone is interested? Just have to think of where to share them.
#5 · Posted: 5 Nov 2015 12:23
Such amazing work from Herge. Lucky it's still around!
#6 · Posted: 8 Nov 2015 23:05
Very nice. You were lucky to be let in. Do you have any more photos that you can share with us?

If it is too much for the school to maintain then maybe the Musee Herge could take it down and preserve it?
#7 · Posted: 19 Mar 2016 13:16 · Edited by: prairiegrass

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