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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… The time has come, the Walrus said, to talk of many things: of shoes and ships and sealing-wax, of cabbages and kings, and why the sea is boiling hot and whether pigs have wings. Lewis Carroll In 1963, a landmark exhibition on the history of printing and the […]

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 […]

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:  hombu@freenet.de , www.hildegard-homburger.de 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 […]