Visitors can use the library and information service to access some 10,000 catalogues, books and journals about engraving and the graphic image in general, including its history and symbolism, and further information on all areas of art history. However, the bulk of the museum's documentation covers the contemporary period.
The archive is made up of some 5,000 solo exhibition catalogues, 3,000 collective exhibition catalogues and over 1,500 reference books.
Some of these books (the majority of which are in French, but with some in English, Dutch and German) were bought by the museum, but most are the result of donations, or exchanges with other cultural institutions in Belgium and abroad.
Also available for consultation are around a dozen periodicals which have been collected over the years since 1984 (Grapheion, Les Nouvelles de l’Estampe, Art et Métiers du Livre, Beaux-Arts, Connaissance des Arts …).
A regularly updated section on ephemeral material completes the collection (invitation cards, leaflets, press cuttings, etc.).
In accordance with the ICOM Code of Ethics, we do not provide any evaluation as to the market value of the works.
Thank you for your understanding.
Access to the library is free. Documents may be consulted on the spot and a photocopy service is available. Whenever possible, information is given by phone, fax or e-mail.
Opening hours are as follows:
Daily from 09:00 to 17:00, except on Mondays from 13:00 to 17:00 - Closed at weekends
It is recommended to fix an appointment. Please call +32 (0)64 27 87 27 or by email