Association of Antwerp Bibliophiles
The Association of Antwerp Bibliophiles brings together collectors and researchers. They promote the love of books and study the history of books and prints in Flanders. The Association of Antwerp Bibliophiles was founded in 1877, and has had its headquarters in the Museum Plantin-Moretus since that time.
An active association
What does the Association of Antwerp Bibliophiles do? Since 1923 it has published the journal De Gulden Passer, the only journal on book history in Flanders. At the annual general meeting, a guest speaker from Belgium or abroad gives a scientific lecture. The association organises visits to public and private collections, and to exhibitions relevant to the history of books. Together with the Flemish Working Group on Book History, it is responsible for the organisation of the Miraeus Lectures series. Members are also invited to special events, such as preview openings, in the Museum Plantin-Moretus.