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loan from the Rubens House

Sundial, Jacobus de Succa

loan from the Rubens House

Hercules, Lucas Faydherbe

loan from the Rubens House

Five special pieces from the Rubens House on a visit

During an extensive renovation, the doors of the Rubens House remain closed. Fortunately, many works from the collection can be admired elsewhere. Five pieces are moving to Museum Plantin-Moretus. You can now view them there as part of the permanent exhibition. Martine Maris, Curator of the Rubens House, provides a taste of the five very diverse works.

Follow in Guicciardini's footsteps

city walk

Go back in time with an experienced city guide, to the city of Antwerp in the 16th century.

The Antwerp Roots of the Riga City Printer's Office. The Lives and Afterlives of Niclaes Mollijns


Beate Orlova talks about her research on the Antwerp-born printer Niclaes Mollijns (c. 1550-1625). With his move to Riga (Latvia), Mollijns also took with him his knowledge of the printing trade.

The essence of a Typographer

Niclaes Mollijns: Antwerp-Riga

This guest exhibition by the National Library of Latvia brings together books printed by the first publisher to print books in Riga (Latvia): Niclaes Mollijns (c. 1550–1625). He was born in Antwerp as the son of Jan I Mollijns, an established woodcutter and publisher. Before he moved to Riga in the 1580s, Niclaes worked as an apprentice in the printing office of Christophe Plantin.  

The double instrument

in the Large Drawing Room

In the Large Drawing Room, visitors can find a rare double instrument on which both virginal and harpsichord can be played. Listen to how the instrument sounds.

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