The Complex was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2005 and a special ceremony will take place to mark this event.
The Plantin-Moretus Museum is a printing plant and publishing house dating from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Situated in Antwerp, one of the three leading cities of early European printing along with Paris and Venice, it is associated with the history of the invention and spread of typography. The monument is of outstanding architectural value and contains exhaustive evidence of the life and work of what was the most prolific printing and publishing house in Europe in the late 16th century. The Plantin-Moretus complex is tangibly associated with ideas, beliefs, technologies and literary and artistic works of outstanding universal significance.