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Animals! Here, there and everywhere!

An active seek-and-find quest for sleuths from the age of four years

On the ground floor of the museum the whole family can hunt out common and unusual animals hiding in the works of art and on objects in the museum rooms.

Summerschool Books and Culture.

The Plantin Press and the Religious Book

International expert speakers will explain the unique position of the world-famous Antwerp-based printing and publishing house founded by Christopher Plantin in 1555. They will discuss how it developed the production and distribution of religious books and related illustrations and prints in the following centuries.

Embroidering the tales that make up Antwerp

at the expo An Italian in the Low Countries

Guicciardini told his story. Now it's your turn. Embroider your story of the city with embroiderer Nadia Mohmand and artist Lies Van Assche.

P.LACE.S - Looking through Antwerp Lace

in MoMu and 4 other locations

MoMu sheds some light on Antwerp's history of lace. Antwerp played an important role in the production and trade of lace. MoMu tells this story through an exhibition trail that connects five locations in the city.

From scribble to cartoon

Drawings from Bruegel to Rubens in Flemish Collections

In this exhibition, the Museum Plantin-Moretus shows the 80 most beautiful old master drawings from Flemish collections. From scribble to cartoon: Drawings from Bruegel to Rubens in Flemish Collections gives an astonishing and representative overview of the art of drawing in our regions in the 16th and 17th centuries.

    Friday 17 November 2023 until Sunday 18 February 2024 from 10:00 to 17:00

An Italian in the Low Countries

Discover 500 years of city and regional life with the merchant Guicciardini

03.12.2021 - 06.03.2022 | Go back in time to Antwerp and the Netherlands in the 16th century. Lodovico Guicciardini, an Italian merchant who settles in Antwerp, describes in detail the life in the cities of the Netherlands at the time. Do we still recognize ourselves in his descriptions today?

Woodblock webinar

Get inspired by the 14,000 woodblocks of the Officina Plantiniana

In this webinar we will present the process and results of the woodblock project at the Plantin-Moretus Museum (2019-2020). Invited speakers will also give insight into specific research topics dealing with woodblocks.

Drawn to perfection

25 Flemish Masterpieces

Two hundred drawings from the Plantin-Moretus Museum were recently added to the Flemish masterpieces list. This summer we present 25 of these masterpieces, unique drawings from the seventeenth century.

A century of wonder. Five hundred years of curiosity and innovation


The 16th century print series Nova Reperta (New Discoveries) and contemporary developments are central to this exhibition. It is no coincidence that the sciences were high on Plantin's list of books.

Letters from Plantin


Christophe Plantin was a first-class networker. He kept in touch with both friends and foes through letters. Do his letters give a clue as to what Plantin really thought?

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