Scope and Content

Contains papers relating to the genesis of the idea to create the Centre (the project was originally called the Centre du Plateau Beaubourg and came to be known popularly as the Pompidou Centre), the architectural competition, and the jury’s deliberations and decision, including minutes and its final report. Frank Francis was a member of the nine-man jury which ultimately chose a scheme devised by Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers, and Gianfranco Franchini. Includes press cuttings, photographs, correspondence, details of the architectural submissions, and printed material relating to the project. Papers relating to the Friends of the Centre are also included, as is an invitation to its formal opening.

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Not Public Record(s)