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30 Prinsessegracht
Den Haag, ZH, 2514 AP
Netherlands

Museum Meermanno | Huis van het boek (vroeger Meermanno-Westreenianum) is het oudste boekenmuseum ter wereld. Het is gevestigd in het voormalige woonhuis van de stichter van het museum Willem Hendrik Jacob baron van Westreenen van Tiellandt (1783-1848) aan de Prinsessegracht in Den Haag en richt zich op het geschreven en gedrukte boek in al zijn vormen, in heden en verleden. De ontwikkeling van de vormgeving van zowel oude als moderne boeken staat daarbij centraal.

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Summer of letters

12 July - 6 October 2019

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Come to the House of the Book | Museum Meermanno this summer for light-hearted and lively summer vacation activities especially designed for (grand)parents and (grand)children who love letters and books.


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Exhibition ‘Dignidad’. Artists’ books by María Verónica San Martín from 21 September 2019 to 5 January 2020

House of the book presents the exhibition ‘Dignidad’. Artists’ books by María Verónica San Martín from 21 September 2019 to 5 January 2020

Artists’ books, an installation and a performance. These works can see seen in the exhibition ‘Dignidad’ by multidisciplinary Chilean (book) artist María Verónica San Martín (born 1981). Her work shows a passionate involvement with the recent political past of her native country Chile. The years of the dictatorship of Pinochet (1973-1990) and its long lasting effects on present day society play a prominent role in her work.


Exhibition ‘Masterpieces’

12 July- 6 October 2019

This summer the oldest book museum in the world will display some of its most important masterpieces. The often fragile medieval manuscripts, early printed books and modern artists’ books are normally kept in dark, cool storage areas. Parchment and paper are so sensitive to light that the books can only be shown to the public on rare occasions.



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20 SEPT Opening/performance Dignidad. Welcome!

12 JUL - 6 OCT 2019 Summer of Letters (kidsproof exhibition)

12 JUL - 6 OCT 2019 Exhibition Masterpieces

21 SEPT 2019 - 05 JAN 2020 ‘Dignidad’. Artists’ books by María Verónica San Martín

20 OCT 2019 - 1 MRCH 2020 Exhibition Offensive books?

31 JAN - 31 DEC 2019
Exhibition From lead to LED

01 JAN - 31 DEC 2019
MINIATURE BOOKS

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