Antwerp Summer University: Books and Culture

In this summer school, expert speakers will explain the traditional techniques of manuscript, book and print production (printing, lay-out, illustration) and illustrate the crucial role Antwerp played as a printing center. Most lectures are conceived as workshops and hands-on sessions zooming in on different kinds of text media and the place of ephemera within them.

Guided tours will take participants to the Plantin-Moretus Museum for a presentation of sixteenth-century printing techniques, to the stylish Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library, and to the Special Collections Department of the University Library.

An unforgettable experience for everyone who wants to learn more about manuscripts, hand-press books, and prints, and the role they played in Western European culture.

Organization: Faculty of Arts and University Library
Partners: Ruusbroec Institute LibraryPlantin-Moretus Museum and Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library



Pierre Delsaerdt Stadscampus D
Grote Kauwenberg 18
BE-2000 Antwerp
Tel. 0032 3 265 44 49