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Collotype printing presses in danger of being scrapped

News   January 2018   AEPM asbl

[Dresden, Germany] Four unique collotype printing presses in danger of being scrapped The four machines, built by Faber &  Schleicher in Offenbach, are currently held in a former printing house in Dresden. They are dated 1897 and 1907 and are in excellent condition. Can anyone help save any or all of these precious machines? For […]

Bodleian Library: printer-in-residence

News   January 2018   AEPM asbl

[Oxford, United Kingdom] Bodleian Library’s printer-in-residence programme 2018-19 The call for applications to the Bodleian Library’s printer-in-residence programme 2018-19 is now open. The Printer-in-Residence is hosted at the Bodleian Bibliographical Press to bring ideas and techniques from the world of contemporary letterpress and printmaking, and to exchange knowledge with staff of the Bodleian Libraries and […]

Grolier Club gets $4,6 million renovation

News   December 2017   AEPM asbl

Grolier Club to overhall its exhibition spaces Beginning in early February 2018 the Exhibition Hall and other ground floor spaces of the Grolier Club will undergo a comprehensive $4.6 million renovation. The grandly-proportioned Exhibition Hall has been the heart of the Grolier Club since the construction of the current clubhouse a century ago, a gathering place for Grolier members and the […]

Het Persmuseum merges with Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision

News   December 2017   AEPM asbl

Het Persmuseum (the Netherlands Press Museum) is no more On 3 May 2017, the Press Museum (Het Persmuseum, Amsterdam) merged with the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. The building of the Persmuseum in Amsterdam closed its doors to the public on 19 June 2017. Sound and Vision, located in Hilversum, programs a wide range […]

Moving to the left: the art and development of the frontispiece

News   December 2017   AEPM asbl

[Exhibition, Ontago, New Zealand] Moving to the left: the art and development of the frontispiece Central Library of the University of Otago De Beer Gallery, Special Collections 15 December 2017 – 9 March 2018 What is a frontispiece? When did they first appear in print? Where do they sit in relation to the rest of […]

Identification of photomechanical and artistic prints

News   November 2017   AEPM asbl

Two courses on print identification Organised in cooperation with IADA (International Association of Book and Paper Conservators) Identification of Photomechanical Prints Lecturer:  Hildegard Homburger Language:  English Participants:  8 Location:  10555 Berlin, Germany Dates:  April 12-13, 2018 Registration: , Fee:  330  €   (285  € for IADA members) Content Within the total number of […]

Letterpress printing in Korean and Chinese

News   November 2017   AEPM asbl

Discover the BookCity Letterpress Workshop Paju City, South Korea. The latest addition to the AEPM’s Flickr gallery.   The BookCity Letterpress Workshop is located a ninety-minute bus ride north of Seoul in Paju City not far from the Demilitarized Zone which marks the frontier with South Korea’s prickly northern neighbour. Paju BookCity is the hub […]

Baskerville in France

News   18 - 19 October 2018   AEPM asbl

[Call for papers] École supérieure d’art et de design d’Amiens (ESAD) Centre for Printing History & Culture (CPHC) Baskerville in France 18 – 19 October 2018 Amiens, France Closing date for proposals: 31 January 2018 In conjunction with L’École supérieure d’art et de design d’Amiens (ESAD), the Centre for Printing History & Culture (CPHC) is organising […]

Printing in the Czech National Technical Museum

News   November 2017   AEPM asbl

Say ‘tiskařství’! The on-line printing magazine has just posted an interesting photo-reportage about the extensive printing section of the Czech National Technical Museum (Národní technické muzeum) in Prague (Czech Republic). It’s worth the detour… You can also consult the Museum’s website at :

Sabine Golde. Künstlerbücher carivari

News   3. November 2017 bis 14. Januar 2018   AEPM asbl

Sabine Golde. Künstlerbücher carivari Ausstellung vom 3. November 2017 bis 14. Januar 2018 Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig Eröffnung am 2. November 2017, 18 Uhr Das Buch als Bühne, auf der Worte inszeniert werden. Künstlerbücher als Behältnisse, um einen Kontext zwischen Text und Bild zu schaffen und als Objekt haptisch fassbar zu machen, das ist das […]

Xtra small. Miniature books in Museum Meermanno

News   3 October 2017 - 7 January 2018   AEPM asbl

Exhibition Xtra small. Miniature books in Museum Meermanno From 3 October 2017 through 7 January 2018 Museum Meermanno will show more than five hundred miniature books in the small, but impressive exhibition ‘Xtra small’. What is a miniature book ? Miniature books fit in the palm of your hand and sometimes even on the tip […]

An essential resource if you are involved in papermaking

News   September 2017   AEPM asbl

Paper and watermarks as bibliographical evidence The second edition, completely revised, of Paper and watermarks as bibliographical evidence by Neil Harris is now available on the Institut d’histoire du livre‘s website. This essential resource is a bibliographical guide to the principal texts and images which deal with traditional techniques of paper making. It was originally written […]

International Senefelder Foundation: lithography conference 2017

News   5-6 December 2017   AEPM asbl

Lithography conference 2017 Quo vadis: saxa loquuntur The International Senefelder-Foundation (ISS) is organizing its first colloquium in Offenbach on the 5th/6th of December – the annual Lithography Day. The aim of event is to inform about all activities of lithography 200 years ago, after the publication of the first textbook by Alois Senefelder. Program 05.12.2017 […]

Workshop: The state of historical letterpress printing

News   29 September 2017   AEPM asbl

The State of Historical Letterpress Printing Winterbourne House and Garden Birmingham, UK 29 September 2017 This one-day workshop examines the survival and use of historical printing presses and type.  It considers how and why equipment has survived, as well as the state in which it can often be found. The goal of the workshop is to […]

Museu Casa da Xilogravura (Brazil): thirty years young!

News   2017   AEPM asbl

The Brazilian Museum of Xylography is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary this year The Xylography Museum, founded at 1987 in Campos do Jordão, Brazil, has completed thirty years of activities. It has grown from the original three exhibition rooms to the present thirty rooms. Its collections now include more than a thousand artists from Brazil and […]

Conference: Blocks plates stones

News   21 September 2017   AEPM asbl

Blocks plates stones: matrices/printing surfaces in research and collections 21 September 2017, Courtauld Institute of Art, London (reception at British Academy) Details and programme: Convenor: Dr Elizabeth Savage (Institute of English Studies) A deeply interdisciplinary conference, BLOCKS PLATES STONES will survey the state of research into cut woodblocks, intaglio plates, lithographic stones, and other matrices/printing surfaces. […]

Niki Sioki: Outside the printing museum

News   11-14 May 2017   AEPM asbl

[Now online] Niki Sioki Outside the printing museum: printed ephemera in Cyprus local museum collections The talk which Niki Siokis gave at the last AEPM annual conference, organised by the Museum of Typography at Chania last May, is now online HERE.   Niki Sioki is Assistant Professor at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, where she teaches typography, print […]

Patrick Goossens: Collecting and the true craft of historic printing technology

News   11-14 May 2017   AEPM asbl

Patrick Goossens Collecting and the true craft of historic printing technology The talk which Patrick Goossens gave at the AEPM’s annual conference, Making history: collectors, collections and the cultural role of printing museums, hosted by the Museum of Typography in Chania in May, is now online HERE. Patrick Goossens has been closely involved with the Plantin-Moretus […]

Leros Printing Museum

News   July 2017   AEPM asbl

[Leros, Greece] Small is beautiful: Μουσείο Λεριακου Τύπου Printing museums can turn up in the most unexpected places. This one is to be found on the beautiful Greek island of Leros in the Dodecanese in the southern Aegean, just off the Turkish coast. It’s part of the Bellenis Museum of local history in the small seaside town of […]

How print became heritage: 150 years of printing museums

News   July 2017   AEPM asbl

Alan Marshall: How print became heritage: 150 years of printing museums If you didn’t make it to Chania for this year’s annual AEPM conference, Alan Marshall’s talk is now available on-line HERE.   Alan Marshall worked in printing and publishing for twenty years in Britain, then in France, contributing regularly to the trade press on various […]