Workshops Multiscript Typography

A practical introduction to multiscript typography with Jo De Baerdemaeker and Fiona Ross

Two 3-day workshops focussing on South Asian and Arabic scripts combine lecture segments and practical exercises with a unique opportunity to handle rare primary sources from the collections of the Museum Plantin-Moretus and the Non-Latin Type Collection, University of Reading.


This workshop is designed to enable participants to develop an informed analytical view of multi-script types and their use in multi-lingual publications for print and screen.

Following on from tailored lettering and design exercises, practical application will range from letterpress printing to working with current word-processing and graphic design software.

Workshop 1: Arabic, Syriac & Mongolian scripts

17-19 November 2017

Workshop 2: South Asian scripts

23-25 March 2018

The workshops are in English and will be conducted by Jo De Baerdemaeker and Fiona Ross.

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Workshop 1: Friday 17 November till Sunday 19 November
Workshop 2: Friday 23 March till Sunday 25 March,
from 9.30 till 16.40 h.


Museum Plantin-Moretus, Vrijdagmarkt 22, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium


Enrolment fee: € 630 per workshop
Enrol by sending an email to

You can download our leaflet here (PDF).
Further details will be forthcoming.