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Antwerp as a European Print Factory

Research Conference: 2 June - 4 June 2019

Since the Middle Ages Antwerp¬†developed into a flourishing metropolis¬†and became an important¬†center for economy, trade, culture¬†and art. The multitude of printers¬†and publishers, and the numerous¬†artists contributed significantly to¬†the importance of this Belgian port¬†on the river Scheldt, both nationally¬†and internationally. What traces¬†have they left in Antwerp? And how¬†did Antwerp‚Äės influence affect the¬†world of images in Europe? These¬†questions will be explored during this¬†year‚Äės conference of the Forum¬†BildDruckPapier, and participants will¬†be challenged to discuss these topics¬†and exchange their ideas in Antwerp,¬†the ‚ÄěEuropean print factory‚Äú.

The conference is organised by the Forum BildDruckPapier in cooperation with the Antwerp research institutes Rubenianum and Ruusbroecgenootschap (University of Antwerp).


  • Sunday 2 June: Opening of the conference and reception at Sint-Andrieskerk
  • Monday 3 June: Conference at Rubenianum
  • Tuesday 4 June: Excursions in Antwerp (Plantin-Moretus Museum, Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library, Ruusbroec Institute and Cathedral)

Registration deadline is 8 April 2019.

For more detailed information, please see

<em>View of Antwerp</em> from <em>Civitates orbis terrarum</em>, vol. 1, Braun and Hogenberg, Cologne, ca. 1575

View of Antwerp from Civitates orbis terrarum, vol. 1, Braun and Hogenberg, Cologne, ca. 1575