‘The exquisite binding. Art Nouveau books of Dijsselhof, Lion Cachet and Nieuwenhuis’
22 March - 23 June 2019
Splendid books, artistry and craftsmanship
Introduce yourself to the splendid books, artistry, and craftsmanship of Gerrit Willem Dijsselhof, Carel Adolph Lion Cachet and Theo Nieuwenhuis. A must for all lovers of beautiful books and Art Nouveau.
Among the works on display are a unique hand-coloured example of Kunst en samenleving by Dijsselhof and the portfolio cabinet by Nieuwenhuis. This was designed to hold the deluxe edition of the Rembrandt portfolio by Lion Cachet. He made this in 1898 on the occasion of the investiture of Princess Wilhelmina as queen. In addition there are many masterpieces from the collections of the Leiden University Library, Koninklijke Verzamelingen (Royal Collections), KB. Nederland (KB. National Library of the Netherlands) and the museum’s own collection.
From lead to LED
From 31 December 2016 through 31 December 2018
‘From lead to LED’ is a permanent display concerning the development of the book from 1850 to the present, displaying a changing selection of highlights from the Museum’s collection of modern international books.