Posted February 2, 2019 // AEPM

Deutsches Technikmuseum reopens its printing section after refurbishment

On the 25 January the Writing and Print Technology section  of the Deutsches Technikmuseum (German Museum of Technology) reopened after a year of refurbishment work. Exhibits include a hand typesetting workshop, an 1835 Stanhope press from a Berlin book printing firm, a Columbian Press (Edinburgh 1835), a Hamm cylinder press built in Frankenthal in 1895,

Posted January 26, 2019 // AEPM

Newseum to sell its current premises after strategic rethink of its future

[Washington, USA] Newseum to sell its current premises after strategic rethink of its future The Freedom Forum – the creator and primary funder of the Newseum – has has just anounced that it intends to sell the museum’s spectacular premises in central Washingon to Johns Hopkins University which will use the building as a new center

Posted January 25, 2019 // AEPM

Identification of photomechanical prints

[Berlin, Germany] A two-day seminar on the identification of photomechanical prints In cooperation with IADA (International Association of Book and Paper Conservators) Seminar, in English, to be held in Berlin, Germany on the 13-14 June 2019. Lead by Hildegard Homburger. The number of participants is limited to 8. The subject Within the total number of

26 January - 31 March 2019 // AEPM

Denise Müller at the Casa da xilogravura

[Campos do Jordão, Brazil] Exhibition of woodcuts by Denise Müller New temporary exhibition at the Casa da Xilogravura. The artist will be at Casa da Xilogravura on March 2, 2019, at 2.30 pm to meet the public. Casa da Xilogravura Av. Eduardo Moreira da Cruz, 295 Campos do Jordão, Sao Paolo, Brazil 26 January –

Posted January 21, 2019 // AEPM

A real virtual printing museum

A virtual printing museum in Johannesburg, South Africa Does it make sense to talk about a virtual printing museum in Johannesburg? Or anywhere else for that matter. By definition, virtual museums are nowhere. Or in the cloud (poetic version), or on a GAFAM server (much less poetic). In the present case, the museum is both

Posted December 29, 2018 // AEPM

Chroniques: three artists at the Centre de la gravure et de l’image imprimée

[Exhibition: La Louvière, Belgium]   Chroniques Frédéric Penelle, Thierry Lenoir and Daniel Nadaud at the Centre de la gravure et de l’image imprimée Until 3 March 2019 Rue des Amours, 10 7100 La Louvière, Belgium To celebrate the twin anniversary of the 30 years of the Centre de la Gravure and the 150 years of

23-25 May 2019 // AEPM

Safeguarding intangible heritage. Passing on printing techniques to future generations

AEPM annual conference 2019 Safeguarding intangible heritage. Passing on printing techniques to future generations 23-25 May 2019 Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart Turnhout, Belgium. The four decades since the 1980s saw the creation of a large number of printing museums and heritage workshops as letterpress printing gave way to offset litho, desktop publishing and digital

21 December 2018 - 24 March 2019 // AEPM

Exhibition: Helmut Salden, book and type designer

[The Hague, Netherlands] Helmut Salden (1910-1996), book and type designer   Exhibition 21 December 2018 to 24 March 2019 House of the book | Museum Meermanno Almost everyone has on their shelves a book designed by Helmut Salden. The new exhibitoon at the Museum Meermanno includes original type designs, more than a hundred award-winning books,

Posted December 18, 2018 // AEPM

A new series of publications on the printing arts

Call for essays Impressions, Vol. 2: Essays on the Art of Printing From the The Legacy Press The Impressions series encompasses all the printing arts: relief, intaglio, lithographic, serigraphic, and digital, as well as related arts, such as stamping, stenciling, and pochoir. Vol. 1 has filled, and we are taking essays for Vol. 2, which is open

Posted November 9, 2018 // AEPM

The Printing Museum (Whare Taonga Perehitanga)

The Printing Museum, Wellington, New Zealand Guest post by Jürgen Wegner. First published in The Shadowland Newsletter, n° 89, September 2018. PO Box 419, Eastwood NSW 2122, Australia. Republished by kind permission. The Printing Museum Inc. is a New Zealand printing museum which is located not far from the capital city of Wellington. It was

26 October 2018 // AEPM

Two new printing museums open in the space of one week!

New printing museums. After Malesherbes (France), Montepulciano (Italy) It must be a record – two new printing museums inaugurated in the space of one week! Two days after the official opening of the Atelier-Musée Imprimerie (AMI) at Malesherbes in France, the Museo del Libro e Officina della Stampa was inaugurated at Montepulciano in Italy. The

Posted October 31, 2018 // AEPM

First impressions of Europe’s newest printing museum

The biggest printing museum in Europe opens in Malesherbes, France See also the AEPM Flickr photo album devoted to the AMI ici. September 28 saw the arrival of a major new actor on the European printing museum scene with the opening of the Atelier-Musée Imprimerie (AMI) at Malesherbes, 70 kilometres South of Paris. The AMI

26 octobre 2018 // AEPM

Roundtable on the history of print culture

[Leeds, United Kingdom] Moments of change: print and print culture Alumni Room, School of English University of Leeds 26 October –  3:30-5pm Featuring: Caroline Archer (Birmingham City University) Sheena Calvert (Camberwell College, University of the Arts) Will Hill, (Anglia Ruskin) Fiona Ross (University of Reading) Helen Smith (University of York) On 26 October the Centre

Posted October 14, 2018 // AEPM

Living letterpress in Dresden

A glimpse of the Offizin Haag-Drugulin letterpress workshop The Offizin Haag-Drugulin is a long time member of the AEPM. It is not a museum as such. Rather a traditional letterpress company in Dresden, Germany doing both typesetting and printing with the particularity that is has one of the world’s largest collections of monotype matrices. Although

9-10 July 2019 // AEPM

Conference: The art of transient print

[Call for papers] Dregs dross and debris: the art of transient print Print Networks in conjunction with Liverpool John Moores University and the Centre for Printing History and Culture is pleased to announce the following call for papers. Dregs, dross and debris: the art of transient print 9-10 July, 2019 Liverpool John Moores University An

Posted October 10, 2018 // AEPM

Exhibition: Quentin Blake at the Museum Meermanno

Most comprehensive exhibition of Quentin Blake’s work to-date House of the book | Museum Meermanno 6 October 2018 until 3 March 2019 From 6 October 2018 until 3 March 2019 the House of the Book will present the major exhibition Quentin Blake’s friends: Matilda, Mr Stink and the Minpins. The exhibition is a collaboration between

1 - 3 October 2018 // AEPM

Be open: an international conference of printing museums

Promoting the cause of printing heritage Representatives from fifty-five printing museums and similar organisations involved in printing heritage in twenty-one countries worldwide came together from 2-4 October for an international conference about printing heritage at the invitation of the City of Cheongju in South Korea. Cheongju is the home of the Early Printing Museum, which

Posted September 27, 2018 // AEPM

Latin American Network of Graphic Culture – RED-CG

Latin American Network of Graphic Culture – RED-CG Latin American Network of Graphic Culture – RED-CG is an initiative that seeks to strengthen the contact between institutions and professionals that are dedicated to the broad spectrum of topics, discourses and actions constituted around the history of the book and the preservation of the Latin American

18-19 October 2018 // AEPM

Baskerville in France

[Amiens, France] Centre for Printing History and Culture You are cordially invited to a two-day international conference organised by the Centre for Printing History and Culture (Birmingham) in conjunction with École supérieure d’art et de design (Amiens) with the support of the Ministère de la Culture, and the Bibliographical Society. Venue Ministère de la culture

1-3 November 2018 // AEPM

IADM annual conference 2018

IADM 2018 annual conference programme now on-line The programme of the annual meeting of the IADM (Internationalen Arbeitskreises für Druck- und Mediengeschichte) is now on-line. The conference will take place from 1st to 3rd November 2018 in the Gutenberg Museum (Mainz, Germany) on the theme: Johannes Gutenberg – the first ‘engineer’ of printing technology. New