In order to create awareness of their Collection Old Prints and their project for preventive conservation, the Provincial Library Limburg organizes 3 expositions titled ‘Printed Past’ in 2011-2012. The first of them is ‘About Old Prints. Discover books printed before 1840.’
The educational value was the first criterion concerning the choice of prints. For that reason there is no endless recital of all the characteristics, but only the principle ones are mentioned. Also the exposition is not about show pieces. Common prints are shown, precisely because these are the ones people are most likely to discover cleaning up an old library, attic or cellar.
You can find more information on the website of the Provincial Library Limburg (in Dutch)