Festival ‘Gedrukt in Maastricht’ from 16 February to 13 March 2016
Between 16 February and 13 March the project ‘Gedrukt in Maastricht’ presents numerous activities on the history of book printing. Highlight will be the return of master printer Charles Nypels, former director of the famous Maastricht printing house Leiter-Nypels. During four subsequent weekends and on various locations in the city, Nypels will talk about the history of book printing in Maastricht and his own career as a printer. In the course of these four weeks, you can also participate in various theme walks and lectures that have the Maastricht book printing history as a common thread. Especially for children two workshops will be organised. Printed in Maastricht warmly invites you to take part in the events.
Over the past 450 years, dozens of printers were active in Maastricht. It is estimated that all together they printed hundreds of thousands of books. The Maastricht University Library, the Centre Céramique and the Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg store in their depots about 7.500 unique titles once printed in Maastricht. These institutions now collaborate in the project Gedrukt in Maastricht to bring this fascinating book printing history to the attention of a wide audience via a website, but also by organising diverse activities. The website www.gedruktinmaastricht.nl presents extensive details about the Maastricht history of book printing as well as up-to-date information about all activities.
- The language of communication will be Dutch, with one exception: on Saturday 12 March, during the ‘Gedrukt in Maastricht’ lecture afternoon in the Centre Céramique researcher Kimberley Hollender will talk about Latin publications from Maastricht.
- Admission for 12 of the 13 events is free. There is only an admission fee for the Maastricht Antiquarian Book & Print Fair (MABP, event 9)) in the Sint-Janskerk (Vrijthof 24).