The Museum of the Art of Printing is situated in the centre of Maastricht. This charming museum is located in a 19th-century house with an inner courtyard and a chapel building. Here you will find a unique historic printing establishment dating from 1900.
Images are key today. This is due to modern technology like internet, smartphones, networks, social media, etc… The museum shows that history repeats itself in this respect. In the 15th century the printing press caused a revolution, just like the new technology is doing today.
This cosy museum offers a historic overview of the art of printing, with the help of various materials and tools, ranging from the first bookblocks to etchings by Rembrandt and litho prints by de Toulouse-Lautrec. Several old printing presses are still operational. You will be impressed by the craftmanship of the workers in the former printers and the labor they used to do manually.
historical printer & graphic studio
The chapel shows various exhibitions focusing on the art of printing. Besides the historical art of printing, the museum has an exclusive collection of modern art, that consists of graphic art, drawings and objects in the characteristic style of artist and initiator of the museum, René Glaser.
The museum is open:
for individuals from March till July and Sept. till Nov.
each Saturday from 13-17 hrs.
Tickets are available at the entrance of the museum.
The museum is closed for individual visits in August.
Audiotours are available in Dutch, English, German and French
Guided tours for groups are possible throughout the year and on a daily bases, but by appointment only.
6211 ER Maastricht