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Hi all, I just posted a couple of my books in 'photos'. Hope I have managed to do it correctly.

I am off to Holland at the end of this month (March) to visit my daughter and granchildren and wonder if anyone can tell me if there are any artist book galleries/places/libraries to visit. I am staying in The Hague.

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Comment by Sarah Bodman on March 17, 2010 at 19:09
Hi Rosemary, glad to help, and hope you have a lovely time in The Netherlands.
Thank you for your comments on the Cherry Blossom book too!
All best wishes
Sarah
Comment by Rosemary Blanch on March 17, 2010 at 6:40
Hi Sarah, I can't thank you enough for such comprehensive info. I am really excited that I have some definite avenues to check out and they all sound so exciting. I will be there for a month visiting my daughter and grandchildren so to have places organised when they are back at school will be fantastic. Thank you again so much. I will let you know how it all went upon my return.
Comment by Sarah Bodman on March 17, 2010 at 1:38
Dear Rosemary
if you are in the Hague, you might want to arrange to visit the collections at Museum Meermanno / Bibliotheek
Museum Meermanno / Library, Prinsessegracht 30, 2514 AP Den Haag
Tel: 070-3462700, Fax 070-3630350, E-mail: info@meermanno.nl, tax@meermanno.nl
Librarian R. Tax
Opening hours Tue-Thu 13.00-17.00; Fri 9.00-12.00 and 13.00-17.00
Conditions of use Consultation only
Services Reference assistance / photographic service
WWW-site www.meermanno.nl

Size Museum Meermanno: 23,000 titles (including periodicals) and 340 manuscripts; Museum of the Book: 25,000 books, 140 current and 140 discontinued periodicals
Character and emphasis The Museum Meermanno (formerly Museum Meermanno--Westreenianum) came into being when W.J.H. baron van Westreenen van Tiellandt (1783-1848) left his house and his important collection to the state. This collection, incorporating that of his kinsman Johan Meerman (1753-1815), consists of classical antiquities and ancient manuscripts, incunabula and early imprints. The museum, opened to the public in 1852, has since developed into the national museum of the history and the art of the book. It consists of two sections, the collection Van Westreenen and the collection of the Museum van het Boek (established in 1960). A research library provides secondary literature reflecting these interests, including books on the history of the book and the book-trade, private presses, book production, history of script and calligraphy, early typography, graphic design, paper, bookdesign and bindings.

Special collections

* Van Westreenen Collection: 340 (illuminated) manuscripts, 1,500 incunabula, and early imprints, often in costly bindings
* Jhr dr R.M. Radermacher Schorer Collection (bibliophile editions)
* Editions printed by and literature on private presses
* Artists' books
* Ex-libris

Access Closed stacks; reference collection in the reading room on open shelves.

Other places in The Netherlands include Boekie Woekie, the artist run artists' books store in Amsterdam: http://www.xs4all.nl/~boewoe/
and Johan Deumens, in Haarlem, just outside Amsterdam: http://www.artistsbooks.com

Also another artist-led initiative is PROJECT ‘(IN)VISIBLE’
Investigating forms of presentation of the Artist’ Book, they are putting on a few exhibitions around displaying artists' books at Archief Synergie, in an old factory at the Nieuwe Meer on the outskirts of Amsterdam, check what is on first at www.in-visible.nl

And a new space opened in December, BookCase, a new Artists’ Books initiative in Rotterdam, The Netherlands: www.book-case.net

Have a great trip
Best wishes
Sarah

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