13 July through 23 September 2018
On 4 September 1518 a book was printed for the first time in The Hague: Die wandelinghe der bloemen. Only one copy has survived. The history of that (small) book and its printer, Hugo Jansz. Van Woerden, and much more, is presented by the House of the Book in thirty stories. Stories about the important role of the book in The Hague. By means of documents, books, engravings, photographs and filmed interviews, the visitor is led through five centuries of book culture in The Hague with its famous printers, publishers, collectors, book sellers and designers. Visitors to the exhibition can contribute their own memories on a map of The Hague.
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.