30th November 2019 // AEPM

Really bad news! Melbourne Museum of Printing collection to be sold off before the end of the month

Early in 2018 we posted a message from Michael Isaachsen, founder and curator of the Melbourne Museum of Printing indicating that the MMOP’s collections and activities were under threat. Well, the worst has now come to the worst and the MMOP’s entire collection is going to be auctioned off before the end of November. It

Posted November 11, 2019 // AEPM

AEPM closes its Flickr gallery of printing museums

The former Flickr museum photo albums are now all available directly on the AEPM’s website As part of the redesign of the AEPM’s website, the Association’s Flickr gallery has been closed down and the photo albums have been incorporated into the Galleries section of the new-look site which now offers over forty photo albums of

Posted November 2, 2019 // AEPM

John Jarrold Printing Museum finds a new home

New location announced for the John Jarrold Printing Museum St Peter Parmentergate in King Street, Norwich, has been named as the new home for the John Jarrold Printing Museum. Currently vacant, the beautiful church in the care of Norwich Historic Churches Trust will, over the coming months, be turned into a fully working museum with

Posted October 28, 2019 // Trykimuuseum

Crowdfunding campaign to release ‘The Little Prince’ letterpress edition

TYPA (formerly the Estonian Print and Paper Museum) is currently running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to support the printing of a limited letterpress edition of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The text will be cast on a Soviet version of the Linotype machine and pages printed on a Victoria Polygraph cylinder press

Posted October 21, 2019 // Thomas Gravemaker

Korrex Frankfurt Kraft

Call for information on a 1965 Korrex Frankfurt Kraft with blower Last week, I worked on the press in the Royal Library in Brussels and managed to get it all up and running again. I have, however, a few questions. Hopefully another owner of the Frankfurt Kraft will be able to help me further or

Posted October 18, 2019 // Trykimuuseum

AHZ pre-press camera

Help wanted TYPA (formerly Estonian Print and Paper Museum) is looking for a spare part for their AHZ prepress camera. Originally manufactured by the VEB Reprografiks Company in Leipzig, the exact date is unknown, but around the 1970s is a guess. The only part missing is the vacuum bed/ door. We are looking for further

Posted October 16, 2019 // AEPM

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum welcomes new director

Implementing  strategic plans, fundraising and budgeting at the forefront The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum has announced the selection of Peter Crabbe, Ed.D to the newly created position of Executive administrative director. He will focus on providing leadership in the management of our dynamic non-profit organization. Dr. Crabbe will oversee refining, developing and implementing

Posted October 4, 2019 // AEPM

Card players in art – works from the National Lottery Collection

[Turnhout, Belgium] New exhibition at the National Playing Card Museum Museum van de Speelkaart (National Playing Card Museum) 26 October 2019 – 30 April 2020 Everyone knows the National Lottery with its popular products such as Lotto or Win for life. Less well-known is that the Lottery also manages an extensive art heritage collection. In

Posted September 30, 2019 // AEPM

[Conference] Post-war printing history: technologies, processes, products

A conference organised by the Printing Historical Society, the Centre for Print History & Culture, and the Centre for the Study of the Book Bodleian Library, Oxford 10-11 October 2019 Tickets are now on sale from the event page on Eventbrite, where details of the final programme are also to be found. Conference registration is

Posted August 16, 2019 // typorama

Typeface directory project – crowdfunding for diversity of fonts

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Typorama houses and uses nearly 3,000 different sets of types for hand typesetting and Linotype, Monotype, Typograph and Ludlow composition. In order to be able to use this ever-growing variety of typefaces, the first volume of the Typorama typeface directory was completed in 2008. Each entry in the directory showed a sample word and a

Posted August 5, 2019 // AEPM

5th poster contest: Typography – window to the world

The Typography Museum of Chania launches its fifth poster competition Following the great success of the 4th International Poster Contest about Typography, with 570 entries from 51 countries, the Museum of Typography in Chania expands its field of interest and invites artists from around the world to participate in the 5th contest themed Typography –

Posted June 27, 2019 // AEPM

A crowdfunding project to help save collotype printing

Collotype is a unique technique, but unfortunately almost forgotten. There is a crowdfunding campaign in Germany with the aim of registering collotype with Unesco as a form of intangible cultural heritage in urgent need of preservation, and supporting the few active workshops still in existence. They have three days left to reach their target of

Posted June 17, 2019 // AEPM

Intertype linecaster for free, Heidelberg Windmill and some letters for sale

The Oberreuter printing plant in Zeulenroda-Triebes (Germany, Saxony, approx. 130 km from Leipzig) is dissolving its more than 100-year-old typesetting plant. Intertype to give away (yes, it’s free of charge!) The Intertype typesetting machine has not run for about 5 years, but according to the owner it is in first class condition. It is complete

Posted June 5, 2019 // AEPM

Annual general meeting 2019

Association of European Printing Museums Annual general meeting 2019 The annual general meeting was held at the Museum Nationaal van der Speelkaart, Turnhout, Belgium, 25 May, 2019 List of members present Board members: Alan Marshall (chair), Patrick Goossens (Letter-Kunde, Belgium) treasurer and acting secretary, Stefan Soltek (Klingspor Museum, Germany, Pascal Fulacher (Atelier du livre d’art

July 28–August 2 // AEPM

The history of books and printing in Korea

Rare Book School is pleased to announce a new course: The History of Books and Printing in Korea (H-160). Join renowned curator Beth McKillop of the Victoria and Albert Museum July 28–August 2 at the Harvard-Yenching Library for a survey of books in Korea since 700 CE, with contextual references to developments in China and

Posted May 7, 2019 // AEPM

John Jarrold Printing Museum to be downsized, building to be demolished

[Norwich, United Kingdom] Following a decision by the City of Norwich’s planning committee on 14th March the John Jarrold Printing Museum will soon cease to exist in its present form. By a narrow vote the City approved plans to develop the old Jarrold Print Works site where the Museum is located with the result that

2 - 6 September 2019 // AEPM

Critical approaches to typography: an international summer school

From 2 to 6 September 2019, the Plantin Institute of Typography and the University of Antwerp are organizing an international summer school about Critical approaches to typography. Nowadays we can choose between a long list of fonts; professional documents can be delivered with only a small effort. Due to the continued development in desktop publishing

Posted April 8, 2019 // AEPM

St Bride Printing Library to have new librarian

Good news for the St Bride Printing Library. The St Bride Foundation has announced the appointment of Sophie Hawkey-Edwards as Foundation Librarian. The appointment signals the Board’s ongoing commitment to the maintenance and development of the unique, world-class collection of the St Bride Printing Library. The St Bride Foundation Printing Library contains one of the

Posted April 6, 2019 // AEPM

Discover the Banknote Museum of the Ionian Bank, Corfu (Greece)

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Posted March 31, 2019 // AEPM

The daily miracle: finding magic inside The New York Times’s printing plant

In its March 26th edition the The New York Times Magazine published a splendid photoreportage entitled ‘The daily miracle: finding magic inside The Times’s printing plant’. The photos – which were taken by Christopher Payne who spent two years shooting The Times’s printing operation in College Point, in the Queens district of New York –