Open day 2022

Open Day

Are you professionally active, but do you want to continue to develop within the graphic field? Or do you want to master a new skill?

The Plantin Institute of Typography offers a practical course where you learn how to design type under the roof of the Museum Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp. This Expert class comprises ten daylong sessions, divided over a period of three quarters of a year. This practicum, given on Wednesday, is one of a kind and attracts an international audience of type designers. In our Summer school, organised at the end of August 2022, you learn to take a critical look at typography.

For Dutch-speaking students and professionals we organise a two-year postgraduate course with lectures on Saturdays. The topics range from publishing to book science and from font technology to editorial design. All lectures can also be taken separately as a short module. We organize the Expert class Book design on Friday. Here you will research different methods to arrive at a well navigable and pleasantly readable book. This course begin in January 2023.

The open day of the Plantin Institute will take place on Saturday 2 July and this is the perfect opportunity to inform you about the range of courses on offer. There is a teacher present to answer all your questions, you can view some of the teaching materials and the graduation work of our practicals. We will show you how we combine face-to-face and remote lessons.

This year’s edition will be held in three sessions with eight participants each. You can also participate in the sessions via Zoom.

Lecturer: Dr. Frank E. Blokland will answer questions via Zoom.

Enthusiastic? Register with an email to plantin.instituut@antwerpen.be.

Is this date not suitable for you? Then we make an appointment for an extra session, in our classroom in the Museum or via Zoom.