We were impatiently awaiting it, as the old Beaubourg site had become obsolete and not very ergonomic. All fresh, all hot, the new centrepompidou.fr, launched on November 17, not only keeps its promises of a much easier navigation, but it surprises by the incredible richness of its offer.
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Designed to be viewed on mobile but accessible on all media, the trilingual site – French, English, Spanish – allows you to prepare your visit first (when deconfinement allows).
From the home page, a banner presents the various news, an “agenda” tab details all the events scheduled at the Center and an interactive map helps the Internet user to find their way around the Beaubourg liner, floor by floor, including in the various rooms of the permanent collections.
Notices of works, with many links
Facilitated by a series of filters, the consultation of some 120,000 works in the background, 75% of which are digitized in high definition, gives access to their detailed records, along with a wide range of additional resources: portrait of the artist, other works of him in the collection, videos, articles or associated events, bibliography …
The same richness is found in the offer of videos, editorialized each week around different themes, with new ones. More than 2,700 video archives and nearly 2,300 sound archives giving voice to artists, intellectuals or curators of the Center Pompidou can be consulted on the site, which is a veritable mine for enthusiasts and researchers alike.
A Magazine with 70 original articles
But the real novelty of centrepompidou.fr is The Magazine offering some 70 original articles related to current events, a plentiful collection in which we dive with appetite. On the menu: an interview with the artist Kapwani Kiwanga, who has just received the Marcel Duchamp Prize, a portrait of the filmmaker Sébastien Lifshitz, the author of the noticed Teenagers released this autumn, the testimony of Catherine Millet on the painter Martin Barré, or a text The Endless Work, written in 1987 by Hervé Guibert for the 10th anniversary of Beaubourg, among many other nuggets …
Finally, confinement requires, a banner on the home page #The Center Pompidou at home brings together the many podcasts and Mooc (free online courses) offered by Beaubourg, tutorials from his Workshop for children, mini-series to watch with the family, not to mention his video game Prism7 which it launched in the spring of 2020.