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: € 650 per workshop
A minimum of 7 participants is required to enable this workshop from happening.
To enrol, visit
To request further information, send an email to Jo De Baerdemaeker at

You can download our leaflet here (PDF).

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