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United in Bookplates

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Bookplate, which is a small print attached inside the front cover of a book, is traditionally inseparable from the notion of individuality. Ever since it originated in Europe in the 15th century, bookplate has been defined by its function as a mark of ownership, so much so that its most significant feature is the display of a book owner’s name. Just as a name can never fully show who one truly is, book owners would look for a more nuanced representation of their persona by commissioning artists to create customized bookplates featuring motifs inspired by their own attributes, such as profession, interests, religion and culture.

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Primary schools, secondary schools, tertiary institutions and universities as well as registered charitable and non-profit-making organisations are welcome to arrange with us for a free guided tour.