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Workshop Master Bookbinder

Workshop for schools and groups

You will learn the basic techniques and bind your very first book. There’s plenty of choice: a private diary, notebook, photo album…

Bookbinding used to be a separate trade. If you bought a book from the Plantin press, all you got was the printed pages. You then had to have them bound by a bookbinder. The nice thing about this was that you could determine how the book looked yourself. Rich people opted for leather covers with gold leaf, a coat of arms or their own emblem. Sometimes there even was a lock on the cover!

During the workshop you will work in a studio. Your ticket is valid all day long to visit the rest of the museum.

Also discover the other workshops: Master Etching Drypoint & Master Printer.


What to expect?

  • you get to do it yourself
  • you learn from an expert
  • you understand how a book was made


Practical information

  • workshop for pupils from 12 to 25 years old and for adults
  • maximum 12 people per workshop
  • duration: maximum 90 minutes
  • price for the guide: €105 (+ administration fee: €5 for schools, €25 for groups)
  • you can purchase entrance tickets for the museum separately (ticket prices), access to the museum is free for school groups


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