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Christophe Plantin ensured that the Officina Plantiniana was handed down to the most competent choice of successor. The Moretuses took control. They kept things going for nine generations with great expertise. Just like the Museum staff today. They look after the house and its collection with pride. Get to know them and take a look behind the scenes.

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Mission and vision

With the same care and energy as the Plantin and Moretus dynasty, we manage this house and its collection for future generations. We develop expertise through research, collaboration and exchange. Every employee is proud to work here. And every visitor feels welcome.

Who's who

The Museum Plantin-Moretus has around forty employees. They ensure the optimal running of this unique world heritage site.


There is just one museum on the UNESCO list. The Museum Plantin-Moretus. That is thanks to its combination of prestigious patrician mansion, centuries-old workshop and – for more than 125 years – outstanding museum. Plus a virtually intact business archive dating back to 1555.


The Museum Plantin-Moretus is a place for encounter and collaboration. Lovers of books, typography and historic houses are all drawn here. Expertise is shared with other institutions and partnerships are formed.

Museum Plantin-Moretus

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