About the AEPM

Timeline of the AEPM’s activities

About us

2018

May: annual conference – After printing: bookbinding as cultural heritage (Imprenta Municipal – Artes del Libro, Madrid, Spain).

2017

October: four members of the management board took part in the first meeting of the working group of the future International Association of Printing Museums (IAPM) in Cheongju City, South Korea.

May: annual conference – Making history: collections, collectors and the cultural role of printing museums (Museum of Typography, Chania, Crete, Greece).

2016

November: annual conference – From stone to chip. Alois Senefelder and the invention of lithography in an international context (Nederlands Steendrukmuseum, Valkenswaard, The Netherlands).

September: A delegation of thirty members of the AEPM travelled South Korea, to take part in a meeting aimed at establishing a worldwide network of printing museums, organised by the City of Cheongju and the Cheongju Early Printing Museum.

2015

October: annual conference – The relevance of typographical collections for today’s designers (Tipoteca italiana, Curnuda, Italy).

2014

October: annual conference – Exhibiting printing heritage (Gutenberg Museum, Mayence, Germany).

April: New website goes online.

2012

September: annual conference  – Challenges for the preservation, study and exhibition of typographical heritage materials (Lyon Printing Museum, Lyon, France).

Publication of La lettre en Europe (EMCC, Lyon) on the occasion of the Lyon conference.

2010

September: Conference – Collections of today: Towards a critical evaluation of museums’ collections (Deutsches Zeitungsmuseum, Wadgassesn, Germany).

2008

September: Conference at Danmarks Mediemuseum, Odense, Denmark.

2006

September: Conference at the Plantin-Moretus Museum, Antwerp, Belgium.

March: Improved AEPM website online.

2005

September:  AEPM meeting at Basler Papiermühle, Basel, Switzerland.

Spring: Linotype training course, Typorama, Bischofszell, Switzerland.

2004

December: AEPM website online.

November: Training course in hand typesetting, Basler Papiermühle, Basle, Switzerland.

October: General meeting at the Imprimerie nationale, Paris, France.

September: Training cours in typecasting, Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany.

April: General meeting at Druckwerk, Dornbirm, Austria.

2003

November: Submission of an applications for EU funding. (Not quite successful…)

February: Foundation of  the AEPM at the Kulturhuef (Luxemburg museum of printing and playing cards), Grevenmacher, Luxemburg.

2002

November: Second planning conference at the Basler Papiermühle, Basle, Switzerland.

May: First planning conference at the Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, Germany.

2001

May: Questionnaire sent out to museums in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the uniited Kingdom with a view to identifying the necessary specialists.

2000

Visits to printing museums and disussions with international representatives.

1999

October: Initial contacts and announcement of the project to establish a network of museums ant printing workshops to preserve traditional printing skills for the future.