24-25 May 2024 // AEPM webmaster

AEPM 2024 — Printing museums and the arts of survival (Online)

NEW! This year it will be possible to follow online, as they happen, the talks given at the AEPM’s annual conference on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 May, for the modest sum of 15 euros. Details and sign up here: AEPM 2024 online with Eventbrite —  

23-25 May 2024 // AEPM webmaster

The AEPM annual conference is fast approaching!

Printing museums and the arts of survival 23-25 May at the TYPA Centre, Tartu, Estonia The conference is approaching and May is just around the corner! We are looking forward to welcoming you to the annual AEPM conference in the TYPA Centre in Tartu, Estonia. We’re very pleased to be able to announce that new

Before 1 May 2024 // AEPM webmaster

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

Wayzgoose 2024: call for presenters/instructors Share your innovative ideas with the world at the annual Hamilton Wayzgoose conference! Submit your proposal to be considered for this exciting event. We’re looking for 20-minute speaking topics and full-day, hands-on workshops. The deadline for presenter/instructor applications is May 1st. Based on last year’s high volume of excellent proposals,

giovedì 18 aprile 2024 // aimsc

The legacy of Jan Tschichold: reflections on modern typographic design

L'eredità di Jan Tschichold

Francesco Sensoli with Beppe Cantele and Giorgio Cedolin explore Jan Tschichold’s legacy in the field of typographic design. The online meeting via Zoom will focus on technical aspects of editorial design, such as the text grid, margins, and page size/text area ratio, examining how Tschichold’s ideas continue to influence the work of today’s graphic designers.

12 April 2024 // AEPM webmaster

Science Museum Group – Monotype collection survey

Call for participation As many will already know, the Monotype collections of the Type Archive, which closed in 2022, are now held by the Science Museum Group (which includes the Science Museum in South Kensington, London). Two years on, the Science Museum Group has commissioned Cultural Associates Oxford to explore the next chapter for the

April 4 · 6:30 - 7:15pm CEST // AEPM webmaster

Letterpress: the evolution of an ancient technique. Rediscovery of an art

Insight into the evolution of letterpress: its applications in art, publishing and design Thursday, April 4 · 6:30 – 7:15pm CEST Online Register with Eventbrite In an increasingly digital world, Letterpress represents a return to its origins, an art that combines traditional craftsmanship with technological innovation. During the meeting, we will have the honour of

Posted March 31, 2024 // AEPM webmaster

Making history — that of graphic heritage institutions

The AEPM’s Timeline of printing and related museums has been updated and considerably enriched Since 2015 the AEPM has been compiling a chronology of museums and other organisations which have actively contributed to the preservation, display and mediation of printing and graphic heritage since the middle of the 19th century. Many of these organisations are

Posted March 28, 2024 // AEPM webmaster

Offer to donate a Voirin lithographic press

The Musée National Adrien Dubouché in Limoges owns a large Voirin lithographic press. This machine was donated in the 1990s by a porcelain manufacturer who had used it to print transfers. Unlike other machines, it was not included in the museum’s inventory, nor was it integrated into the visitor itinerary during the renovation of the

1 March 2024 // AEPM webmaster

Yoeri Meessen, new director of the House of the Book

On March 1, 2024, Yoeri Meessen took over as director of House of the Book (The Hague, Netherlands). Yoeri Meessen (1981) has extensive experience in the cultural sector and has a national and international network. He worked at the Melly Art Institute (Rotterdam) and in recent years at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (Rotterdam). At Boijmans,

June 2024 // AEPM webmaster

How to identify prints: two courses

1. Course in the identification of photomechanical prints Organised by Hildegard Homberger Krefelder Str. 17, 10555 Berlin, Germany T+49-30-3912503 h.homburger@t-online.de In cooperation with IADA (International Association of Book and Paper Conservators) https://iada-home.org/events/identification-of-photomechanical-prints-2/ Lecturer: Hildegard Homburger Participants: max 8 Location 10555 Berlin, Germany Language English Dates: Berlin, 27.-28. June 2024 Language German Dates: Berlin, 20.-21. June

Posted February 7, 2024 // AEPM webmaster

Update on the Virtual Museum of Printing (VMoP)

On 28 October 2020, the Printing Historical Society approved a proposal, presented by the National Printing Heritage Committee (NPHC), for a web-based virtual Virtual Museum of Printing (VMP). The website has made good progress since and the first phase of the development will be live and visible to the public soon. The site will launch

Until the 3 May 2024 // AEPM webmaster

Miniature masterpieces: 100 years of Irish stamps

New exhibition at the National Print Museum, Dublin A joint exhibition between An Post and the National Print Museum, until 3 May 2024 Curator, Stephen Ferguson Miniature Masterpieces explores the role of stamps in charting the evolution of Irish cultural identity over the last century. Dedicated to the history, design and production of these miniature

23-25 May 2024 // AEPM webmaster

Printing museums and the arts of survival

Full details of the AEPM’s 2024 annual conference are now online The conference is taking place this year in Estonia and is being hosted by the effervescent TYPA centre in the lively university city of Tartu, European Capital of Culture in 2024. Our hosts have taken as the theme: Printing museums and the arts of

15 January 2024 // AEPM webmaster

Two new exhibitions at TYPA

Liis Ring: The tangible present Exhibition is being shown until 3 March 2024 in the Balcony Gallery, open Wed-Sun 12.00 – 18.00. Entry is free. The tangible present is an exhibition about a healing process and a restoration through the practice of being present. It is both an atonement, a gapfiller and a bridge between

9 December 2023 - 3 March 2024 // AEPM webmaster

World Book Design 2022-23

Printing Museum Tokyo Exhibition of world book design 2022-23 9 December 2023 – 3 March 2024 An exhibition of books that won the book design competition, Best book design from all over the world in April 2023 and the Japan Book Design Awards, as well a books that won national competitions in Germany, the Netherlands,

1 March 2024 (closing date for entries) // AEPM webmaster

8th International poster contest of the Museum of Typography Yiannis and Eleni Garedakis

The theme of the contest is: Racism – Xenophobia In the land of Zeus Xenios, on the island of the protector of strangers already since the ancient times, this year’s international poster contest is scheduled to take place, bearing the title “Racism – Xenophobia”, emphasising once again a burning issue for the whole world. Entries

September 28, 2023–February 25, 2024 // AEPM webmaster

We tried to warn you! Environmental crisis posters, 1970–2020

Poster House 119 W. 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011, USA September 28, 2023–February 25, 2024 ‘The great question of the 1970s is shall we surrender to our surroundings or shall we make our peace with nature and begin to make reparations for the damage we have done to our air, to our land and

Posted December 14, 2023 // AEPM webmaster

The Worldwide hand press database: a vital new resource for museums, collectors and heritage workshops

The Worldwide hand press database is now online! Have you ever wanted to find a museum with a collection of hand presses to visit? Or get in touch with someone who has the same hand press as you have in your museum, collection or workshop in order to exchange information?  Are you studying pre- or

Posted December 6, 2023 // AEPM webmaster

Petition to prevent a total ban on the use of metallic lead and its alloys in the EU

[Petition text in German, English, French and Italian. See below.] The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) is planning to ban the use of metallic lead and its alloys in the EU. This would have fatal consequences for artistic and artisanal work, historic crafts and the preservation of cultural heritage in all fields. Whether traditional musical instruments,

March 2024 // AEPM webmaster

Joint European letterpress training

Association of Friends of the Press Museum Fjeld-Ljom, Røros, Norway Call for candidates for the third session, to take place at the Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig The Association of Friends of the Press Museum Fjeld-Ljom was granted €9,900 in financial support from the European Commission and the Council of Europe under the European Heritage Days