Welcome to the AEPM

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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March 7, 2019 // AEPM

Alphabet magic: Gudrun & Hermann Zapf and the world they designed

An exhibition and symposium at the Grolier Club New York February 20 – April 27, 2019 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of both Hermann Zapf and Gudrun Zapf von Hesse. Hermann Zapf’s contribution to type design and calligraphy is immeasurable. His typographic work alone has greatly expanded the language of letterforms through

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AEPM conference 2019 – Passing on printing techniques to future generations

The AEPM’s next annual conference will be hosted by the Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart in Turnhout, Belgium from the 23rd till the 25th May 2019. Read on...

Museum finder

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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Typorama

switzerland

Publications

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.