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    Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library

    The library for Dutch literature, Flemish cultural heritage and the history of Antwerp
Expo Conn3ct. The impact of the press and social media
22.06.2017 - 17.09.2017
Printed books from the sixteenth century had an immense impact on people and society, just as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and other social media do today. Antwerp played a prominent role as a centre of printing and was a kind of sixteenth-century Silicon Valley.
Do you intend to visit our library to consult a publication or visit our stunning Nottebohm Room? Below you can find all the practical information you need, from the opening hours to information for wheelchair users and accessibility.
Leeszaal
Our library has a large collection of early printed books, long-forgotten periodicals and extensive reference works. While we do not loan these works, you can take a closer look at them in our Reading Room.
De Nottebohmzaal
The Nottebohm Room is a hidden gem. The first 150,000 items in the library’s catalogue are preserved here in a breath-taking, historical setting. The doors only swing open for exhibitions, lectures, concerts or guided tours. And when they do, it’s like a breath of magic.
Geschiedenis
The building and the collection both are considered Flemish heritage. The story of the Hendrik Conscience Heritage Library started in 1481, with 41 books. Today it is one of the most important heritage libraries in Flanders.
Contacteer ons
Contact us with your questions or for further information. You can use our general contact details for this. Contact one of our employees directly for specific questions.