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An international printing heritage network

The AEPM shares knowledge, experience, initiatives, and resources in all fields of the graphic arts as they have been practised from the time of Gutenberg until the present day. Read more

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July 18, 2020 // AEPM

Susan Shaw, founder of The Type Archive (London) dies aged 87

We learned with great sadness of the death this week of Susan Shaw, publisher and indefatigable founder and defender of the Type Museum which she established in Stockwell, London in 1992. Over the years the Type Museum, now called The Type Archive, amassed a fabulous collection of historical type-making materials – punches, matrices, machines and

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June 18, 2020 // Adriana Saporosi

Tipografia Grifani Donati 1799

Conference - The importance of place: printing in the context of history and society

The AEPM’s annual conference, The importance of place: printing in the context of history and society, which was planned to take place in Offenbach, Germany, 28-30 May 2020, has unfortunately had to be cancelled because of the Corona virus outbreak. Our hosts, the Klingspor Museum and the Haus der Statdtgeschichte, hope that it will be possible to reprogramme it at a later date. Registration fees which have already been paid will be fully reimbursed.

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Printing and related museums in Europe and worldwide

Want to find a printing museum or other printing heritage organisation near you, or to visit when travelling? Try our Museum Finder

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Publications & conference proceedings

A variety of publications about printing and graphic heritage including profiles of printing museums, a selection of papers from previous AEPM conferences and a brief history of printing and related museums in the form of a timeline of the foundation dates of nearly two hundred printing and graphic heritage organisations worldwide.