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Discover the world
of lithography

 

expo

NEW EXHIBITION
Wonderland

The Magical East

Discover Kees van Dongen and One Thousand and One Nights at the Dutch Museum of Lithography!

An interest in other cultures is an age-old phenomenon. This expo will give you a new perspective on the Western representation of the East in art and lithography: from Aladin’s fairy tale to the Orient Express. Extraordinary works of art are on display, including from the Singer Laren and the Rijksmuseum.

Events

On Friday 25 November, during a special evening opening ‘Museumnight 1001 Nights’, there will be various activities for alle ages, while enjoying Oriental music, tea and snacks!

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Explore the world of stone printing at the Dutch Museum of Lithography! Plan your visit and book your tickets online.

From stone
to chip

Alois Senefelder invented stone printing and lithography in 1798. He provided the world with the ultimate technique for producing images quickly, massively and cheaply (and from 1837, also in colour). This centuries-old craft is still alive and kicking: today’s offset printing and even the microchip would not have come about without Senefelder’s invention!

The Dutch Museum of Lithography in Valkenswaard not only shows all kinds of lithographic printing, but also the technique that made it possible. You are more than welcome to come and discover all the historical, artistic and technical aspects of lithography in our museum and workshop.

Support us!

Do you care about the Dutch Museum of Lithography and want to support us? Become a friend of the museum, sponsor or contributor! With your support, we can keep lithography alive.

Collection

The collection of the Dutch Museum of Lithography includes book illustrations, cartography, advertising panels and lithography of famous artists such as Kees van Dongen, Alphonse Mucha, Adolphe Willette and Jan Sluyters, but also playing cards, labels, postcards, prints, caricatures and (satirical) magazines. In addition to the permanent collection, the Dutch Museum of Lithography regularly presents a new exhibition highlighting a special artist or a specific theme.

EXPRESS YOUR CREATIVITY
ON STONE

Get creative in our workshop! Lithography is a surface printing technique, which is based on the repelling effect of grease and water. During our lithography workshops, you will learn the basics of this age-old craft at entry-level. Create your own design in our workshop, enjoy a delicious lunch and print (with our help) your own drawing on a traditional stone printing press.

LECTURES

Our curator will introduce you to the world of lithography and lithographic art during lectures. These lectures are an absolute must for every art lover!

PLAN YOUR VISIT

Explore the world of stone printing at the Dutch Museum of Lithography! Plan your visit and book your tickets online.

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