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Impressions of the Atelier du livre d’art et de l’estampe

News   May 2018   AEPM asbl

The living heritage of the French Imprimerie nationale Guest post from Armina Ghazaryan, Type & Press, Ghent, Belgium Facebook photo album of the visit During the Journées européennes des métiers d’art we took a trip to the North of France to visit the Atelier du livre d’art et de l’estampe (Groupe Imprimerie Nationale), currently situated […]

Exhibiton: Pangramme: learning type design

News   29 April - 15 July 2018   AEPM asbl

[Leipzig, Germany] Pangramme: learning type design 29 April – 15 July 2018 Pangramme: learning type design presents a kaleidoscope of contemporary typeface designs by young designers from all over the world. An international jury has selected 50 projects from 25 countries from a competition with around 200 submissions. The exhibition presents the typeface works, all […]

An important exhibition on photogravure printing

News   2 April - 15 June 2018   AEPM asbl

[Rochester, New York, United States] The luminous print: an appreciation of photogravure 2 April – 15 June 2018 RIT Cary Graphic Arts Collection 90 Lomb Drive, Rochester, New York 14623-5604 Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–12 p.m., 1 p.m.–5 p.m. Though photogravure, by its very name, is considered a modern photomechanical process, its origins date back to the […]

Call for submissions for the news session of the AEPM conference 2018

News   24-26 May 2018   AEPM asbl

[AEPM 2018] After printing: bookbinding as cultural heritage Submissions are invited for the news session of the AEPM annual conference which is being hosted by the Imprenta municipal – Artes del libro, Madrid, Spain, from the 24-26 May 2018. The conference offers a unique occasion to exchange ideas and discuss current practices with individuals and […]

Discover Alte Dombach historic paper mill

News   March 2018   AEPM asbl

The Alte Dombach paper mill historic site (Bergisch Gladbach) Another guest post from Jürgen Wegner of Sydney (Australia), and occasionally Europe, in his series of museum portraits. Originally published in The book ark, 94 (April 2018), p. [14-17]. The paper industry is perhaps no less important today and historically than the printing industry. For some […]

Printing museums. What’s in a name?

News   March 2018   AEPM asbl

Printing museums. What’s in a name? Some thoughts on what constitutes a printing museum by Alan Marshall, former director of the Musée de l’imprimerie et de la communication graphique (Lyon, France) and current chair of the AEPM. In the early years of the AEPM, life was simple. As the name indicated, we were an association […]

AEPM supports Gutenberg Museum extension project

News   March 2018   AEPM asbl

[Mainz, Germany] A new building for the Gutenberg Museum: it’s all about the future The position of the AEPM The new building extension planned by the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz is seriously threatened. The need to enlarge the museum and further develop the presentation of its treasures is applauded by, among others, specialists in the […]

Museum of the Reserve Bank of Australia

News   February 2018   AEPM asbl

[Guest post from Jürgen Wegner, editor of the Shadowland newsletter (Australia)] A printing museum by any other name: the Reserve Bank of Australia Museum This article first appeared in the Shadowland newsletter, n° 28 January 2018. Sn is a limited private circulation digital newsletter produced as a supplement to the Book ark and is archived […]

Tin-printing: an overlooked aspect of printing history

News   February 2018   AEPM asbl

Of ships and sails and biscuit tins… In 1963, a landmark exhibition on the history of printing and the book entitled Printing and the mind of man was held in London on the occasion of the eleventh International printing machinery and allied trades exhibition (IPEX). Organised on two different sites, the IPEX trade fair at […]

Exhibition: Descobrint treasures, manuscripts and incunabula

News   13 Feb - 15 April 2018   AEPM asbl

Descobrint treasures, manuscripts and incunabula Exhibition organized by the Service of Libraries and Documentation and the Vice-rectorate of Culture and Equality of the University of Valencia. This exhibition is of major importance, given the uniqueness of the exhibited works. All of them are original works, from the Historical Library, of incalculable historical and cultural value, […]

4th poster contest from the Museum of Typography

News   February 2018   

4th poster contest from the Museum of Typography The Museum of Typography, Crete, Greece, has the pleasure to announce the 4th International poster contest about typography and printing, as the greek word “τυπογραφία” to which the museum is dedicated, includes both arts. Participants are mainly professionals and students of graphic and visual arts, as well […]

Bad news from Melbourne Museum of Printing

News   February 2018   AEPM asbl

MMOP programs are suspended until further notice From Michael Isaachsen, Founder and Curator of the Melbourne Museum of Printing: Yes, our Landlord has been very helpful over the years when we failed to get support and had no money to engage staff, he was willing to let the rental debt build up while we garnered […]

Letterpress printing: past, present, future

News   19-20 July 2018   AEPM asbl

The Centre for Printing History & Culture draws your attention to the following call for papers Letterpress printing: past, present, future University of Leeds, 19-20 July 2018 Keynote speaker Johanna Drucker (Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies Department of Information Studies, UCLA) About the conference During the twentieth century, printing changed from a craft-based to a technology-led […]

The social life of paper, print and art

News   25 to 27 October 2018   AEPM asbl

The American Printing History Association (APHA) and the Friends of Dard Hunter (FDH) welcome proposals for their joint conference on October 25-27, 2018. Matrices. The social life of paper, print and art At the University of Iowa Center for the Book Iowa City, Iowa | October 25 to 27, 2018 Proposals are due March 31, 2018 Call […]

The printing collections of the Deutsches Technikmuseum, Berlin

News   February 2018   AEPM asbl

[Guest post from Jürgen Wegner, editor of the Shadowland newsletter (Australia)] A visit to the printing collections of the Deutsches Technikmuseum, Berlin This article first appeared in the Shadowland newsletter, n° 28 January 2018. Sn is a limited private circulation digital newsletter produced as a supplement to the Book ark and is archived as part […]

3rd International lithography days 2018

News   29 August - 2 September 2018   AEPM asbl

3rd International lithography days 2018 A message for all lithographers, stone printers and artists. From 29 August – 02 September 2018 the 3rd International Lithography Days 2018 will take place at the Münchner Künstlerhaus (Munich Artist`s House). For this purpose, lithographers, printers, artists and interested people from all over the world are invited to discuss […]

Book exhibitions and their audiences

News   10 – 11 May 2018   AEPM asbl

Save the date: International seminar Book exhibitions and their audiences The National Library of Latvia permanent exhibition Book in Latvia is organizing a free seminar on working with audiences for exhibitions primarily dedicated to printed materials, mostly books of all kinds. The seminar aims to bring together professionals of this very specific and challenging exhibition […]

Introducing The Printing Museum, Yerevan, Armenia

News   January 2018   AEPM asbl

Discover the rich tradition of Armenian printing at the National Library of Armenia In 2012 Yerevan was declared World Book Capital by Unesco on the occasion of the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the printing of the first book in Armenian. During these events, it was agreed to establish the Museum of Printing in […]

London Rare Book School

News   2018   AEPM asbl

The London Rare Book School has just published its programme for 2018 The London Rare Books School is a series of five-day, intensive courses on a variety of book-related subjects. Courses take place in and around Senate House, University of London, and—for the first time—offsite at the University of Reading. Fees are £650 (standard) | £520 (student) […]

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 […]