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Centre of knowledge in the field of lithography

The Dutch Museum of Lithography works on the innovation  and the passing on of graphic heritage of the art of printing in the Netherlands. Projects for creative makers, in cooperation with partner organisations  from the cultural field, contribute to the further development of the museum to a centre of knowledge in the sphere of lithography.


The works of the Litho XXL artists will be on show in the summer of 2022!


The Dutch Museum of Lithography shook hands for a special cooperation.  Yearly  three selected artists  are allowed to get to work with lithography in an innovative way. Lithograhy is a planographic technique from the 18th century which has been used by nearly all the great artists from the 20th century.

Starting point is an innovative route during which the artists experiment with lithography  in the studios of  both the Dutch Museum of Lithography and in the graphic studio of Make Eindhoven. Master printer Gerritjan Forrer and artist Ingrid Simons guide them during  this route.

In this way we want to stimulate, bring up to date and especially keep alive  the technical know how of lithography. Moreover, we thus give the selected artists room to get to work wih innovating, more unorthodox adaptations within the art of today.

  • The project XXL 2021 took place in the winter of 2021/2022. The following artists were selected : Lotte van Lieshout, Fiona Lutjenhuis and Dieke Venema.
  • The project Litho XXL 2020 took place in the winter of 2020/2021. The following artists were selected: Ide André, Marjolein Landman and Annemarie Slobbe.


Project NXP

Artist Nanne Meulendijks designed an exclusive litho in four colours for chip manufacturer NXP Semiconductors. She was inspired by the technology of the company and the stratification of the microchip. The litho was drawn by hand on four stones by Meulendijks and  it was printed by masterprinter Gertjan Forrer.

During a special event at NXP Headquarters, members of the board Guido Dierick and Steve Owen made the last print run together. This way, the connection was made between the modern microchip and the centuries-old lithographic technique.

Want to know more about our projects?

Please contact our office by phone: +31 (0)40 204 98 41 or by e-mail:

Office hours: Tuesday to Friday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Create your own litho!

Are you an artist and would you like to have a circulation printed of your own design?

Take a look at the facilities in our workshop.

Master(s) in lithography

With a contribution from the impulse funds of KunstLoc Brabant, the Dutch Museum  of Lithography starts a Master-Apprentice programme in order to preserve the craftsmanship of stone printing. This will contribute to the development of the museum  as a centre for knowledge in the field of lithography.

Within this project. knowledge and skill will be exchanged with various partners, among which Make Eindhoven and St. Joost School of Art & Design.

In a two-year Master-Apprentice programme, two pupils will be trained to become new master printers. After the training, the pupils will be employed by the Dutch Museum of Lithography. This will the artists to continue making new work with this special technique.


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

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