Plantin Moretus Museum

The Plantin Moretus Museum is located at the Vrijdagmarkt in Antwerp, Belgium.

The Museum is the only printing-office/publisher from the Renaissance- and Barokperiod that is kept till this day. Plantin Moretus is the continuation of the Officina Plantiniana, founded in 1555 by Christoffel Plantin, the first industrial printer in history.

The unique typographic treasure chamber holds two of the world's oldest printing presses.

The old library houses the most complete overview of the Officina Plantiniana's production from the 16th to the 19th century.

  • 4 September 2001: the Plantin-Moretus archives are added to the list of Memory of the world program, because of it's possession of the oldest documents about the art of book-printing and as a reference to some of the most important cultural and social tendencies of the 16th century.
  • 15 July 2005: Unesco adds the historical monument, including all its collections and archives, to the list as Complex woning-ateliers-museum Plantin-Moretus

Plantin Moretus Museum website

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