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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.

Meermanno Collections


MEERMANNO COLLECTIONS


The museum maintains a large collection of medieval manuscripts and early printed books brought together by the baron W.H.J. van Westreenen van Tiellandt (1783-1848). Van Westreenen was a typical 19th century collector: he not only collected books, but also antiquities, family portraits and souvenirs of his travels.  This collection is preserved and presented in the 19th century museum display on the first floor of the museum.

As an extension of Van Westreenen’s collection, the museum collects books dating from 1850 to the present.  The form and design of the book are the criteria for selection.  This collection is displayed in ’From lead to LED’, a permanent display with a changing selection of modern books on the first floor of the museum.

In addition to books and antiquities, the museum also contains coins and medals, letters, archives, ex libris and other small printed items.

For more information about the background and origin of the collection, see. Introduction to the highlights. You can search the collections via the Online catalogue.