AEPM annual conference 2024
Printing Museums and the Arts of Survival
From 23rd to 25th May 2024 TYPA centre in Tartu, Estonia is hosting the annual conference of the Association of European Printing Museums (AEPM) which, each year, brings together print museums, print artists, researchers and enthusiasts from across Europe and on a global scale. Over three days conversations, lessons and exchanges will contribute to the active survival and exchange of knowledge in the field of graphic heritage. (See more about the AEPM and about previous conferences.)
About the Conference
Print heritage, the history of communication, its life long skills and intangible knowledge are in a constant state of uncertainty. On the one hand print museums are down to the last survivors of the traditional printing trades. On the other, more and more artists and designers are taking an active role in the future of print. What does the future hold for printing museums?
How can we use our combined skills, utilise fully the collections we have and connect with audiences today? The Arts of Survival, during global uncertainty, environmental uncertainty, and heritage uncertainty are now, more than ever, the key to the future. In the face such challenges, new approaches, innovative ideas and a younger generation of enthusiasts are essential if printing and graphic heritage are to thrive.
Over three days conversations, lessons and exchanges will contribute to the active survival and exchange of knowledge in the field of graphic heritage.
Specialists in type design, print, and all aspects of historical and contemporary letterpress will discuss alternative perspectives and possible futures of the process. Demonstrations and practical activities will take place during the conference led by international and local artists and practitioners.
Date: 23 – 25 May 2024
Location: TYPA MTÜ, Kastani 48f, Tartu 50410 Estonia
Expert talks: Specialists in type design, print, and letterpress will discuss new ideas and the future of print.
Live demonstrations: International and local artists will show their skills and techniques.
Group discussions: Attendees can share their knowledge and think of ways to use current resources better and face challenges.
Who should attend? Anyone interested in print, whether you’re an artist, researcher, or just curious, will find value in this conference.
This year, you’ll have the opportunity to attend talks by both local and international speakers:
- Arina Stoenescu (Romania)
- Ivar Sakk (Estonia)
- Lina Nordstrom (Sweden)
- Aimur Takk (Estonia)
- Maria Muuk (Estonia)
- Ion and Dana Georgescu (Romania)
- Darius Zubrickas (Lithuania)
- Jan Erik Øvergård (Norway)
- Katharina Walter (Germany)
- UPUPÆPOP (Czeck Republic)
- Ian Gabb (United Kingdon)
There will also be a session for AEPM members to bring news of projects and current developments in their organisation. If interested please submit your proposal (name of organisation and speaker, title of the talk and a brief description) to Charlotte@typa.ee, before 24 April 2024.
Tickets and registration
Registration and tickets will open in the next few days, so stay tuned.
What more can you ask for?
As Tartu is the Culture capital of Europe this year, there is a lively list of events to discover with Tartu 2024 parallel to the conference! We advise you see what the program has to offer and perhaps even prolong your stay if possible. See the Tartu 2024 programme and Visit Tartu for inspiration.