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The Plantin-Moretus Museum is a museum in Antwerp, Belgium honouring the famous printers Christophe Plantin and Jan Moretus. It is located in their former residence and printing establishment, Plantin Press.The printing company was founded in the 16th century by Christophe Plantin. After his death it was owned by his son-in-law Jan Moretus.In 1876 Edward Moretus sold the company to the city of Antwerp. One year later the public could visit the living areas and the printing presses. In 2002 the museum was nominated as UNESCO World Heritage Site and in 2005 it was inscribed onto the World Heritage list.The Plantin-Moretus Museum possesses an exceptional collection of typographical material. Not only does it house the two oldest surviving printing presses in the world and complete sets of dies and matrices, it also has an extensive library, a richly decorated interior and the entire archives of the Plantin business, which were inscribed on UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme Register in 2001 in recognition of their historical significance
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Europe
Subcategory Detail:Belgium
Keywords:Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgique, Belgium, België, Flanders, Heritage, Moretus, Patrimonio de la Humanidad, Plantin, Plantin Moretus, The List, Unesco, Vlaanderen, Welterbe, Werelderfgoed, World Heritage, boekdrukkunst, museum, press, printing, printing press