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Projects and conferences

The study of books, the graphic arts, historic homes, public relations... all are fields in which the Museum Plantin-Moretus excels. Our employees write articles, organise exhibitions, produce catalogues and attend scientific conferences. Moreover, the Museum often collaborates in academic research.

Scientific research and manuscript dating

The Museum Plantin-Moretus collaborates with the University of Leuven in scientific research into its rich collection of medieval manuscripts. Thanks to the work of Lieve Watteeuw and Catherine Reynolds of the research centre Illuminare, we now know with greater certainty when the manuscripts were produced, and by whom.

RICH research project

Reflectance Imaging for Cultural Heritage

The Museum Plantin-Moretus is a partner in the Leuven research project RICH, short for ‘Reflectance Imaging for Cultural Heritage’. Prof. Lieve Watteeuw of the Illuminare research centre and digital imaging expert Bruno Vandermeulen are working together to digitise the Museum’s bookbindings, prints and miniatures optimally.

Abraham Ortelius - Rockox house

Under the spell of Classical Antiquity

24.04.2015 - 16.08.2015 | This exhibition ran at Rockox House. It mainly featured items from the Plantin-Moretus Museum collection. Ortelius published the first world atlas in 1570. From 1579, Plantin printed this atlas, with Ortelius as the publisher.

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Every exhibition introduces you to a different part of the collection. And exhibition catalogues then present the ideal selection of the items displayed. They elucidate the most attractive and interesting aspects of the exhibition in images and words. Buy the catalogues to assemble all that’s finest from the collection.

SHARP Conference “Religions of the Book”

The annual conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP) was held in Antwerp in September 2014. The Museum Plantin-Moretus was closely involved as a partner in organising this major conference on book history.

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