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June 18, 2020 // Adriana Saporosi

Tipografia Grifani Donati 1799

[Città di Castello, Perugia, Italy] History of the Tipografia Grifani Donati 1799 heritage workshop In the 15th century, at the time of the Renaissance, Italy was thriving. So, hardly surprisingly, it was here that the new invention by Johannes Gutenberg in Germany, namely the technique of movable type printing first became widespread. In fact, the

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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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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.