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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!


Litho XXL is a unique cooperation project between the Dutch Museum of Lithography and Make Eindhoven.

Three artists are challenged to experiment with lithography in large format, under the supervision of master printer Gertjan Forrer and creative artist Ingrid Simons. This project is created to look for new possibilities within the limits of lithography. The artists are therefore provoked to work within the trodden paths as well as beyond them.

In 2019, the first edition of Litho XXL was carried out by the artists Ide André, Marjolein Landman and Annemarie Slobbe. In September 2021, the artists Dieke Venema, Lotte van Lieshout and Fiona Lutjenhuis were selected for the second edition of Litho XXL, out of more than thirty applications.

Through the Litho XXL project, the Dutch Museum of Lithography and Make Eindhoven want to stimulate the knowledge of the technique of lithography, to bring it up to date and, moreover, to keep it alive. Also, the project will give the selected artists room to go to work in the contemporary arts with innovative and more unorthodox adaptations.


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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