From forms to prints: The exclusive selection for TheMerode 

A series of prints made from historical printmaking techniques are displayed across the walls of TheMerode. For this project, we collaborated with Illustrator and Artist Leen van Hulst, who is also an expert in Chalcography at the Royal Library of Belgium. Chalcography is the intricate engraving technique on copper or wood used to design prints and illustrations. 

“We want to preserve this legacy for the public, but we also use these forms to make new prints.”

The Royal Library collects all Belgian publications and holds an archive of over 8 million documents. Leen van Hulst made a close selection of the best printmaking forms and developed them into a series of special prints for TheMerode. Not only do we make history, we also revive it.


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