6 May 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Annual general meeting 2021

Association of European Printing Museums Minutes of the annual general meeting 2021 The Annual General Meeting was held online on Thursday 6 May 2021 at 17:00. The invitation, sent on 26 March 2021, included online access to all documents and information necessary to prepare for the General Meeting. 1. List of members present Board of

28 May 2021 // AEPM webmaster

The passing of a great bookman, Janusz Paweł Tryzno

It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform you that Janusz Paweł Tryzno, the beating heart of the Book Art Museum in Łódź (Poland), passed away on 28th May. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Janusz was a co-founder of the small book art press Correspondance des Arts in

1 April - 7 November 2021 // AEPM webmaster

X – Censorship and visual culture

A new exhibition at the Belgian National Museum of Playing Cards Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart Turnhout, Belgium. 1 April – 7 November 2021 Few subjects in history have stirred the imagination as much as the concept of censorship. Playing cards and comic strips have often been the subject of prohibition and protest, and still

26 June 2021 // AEPM webmaster

International Kelmscott Press Day

An announcement and invitation to contribute to the International Kelmscott Press Day June 26 2021 The William Morris Society in the United States is organizing an international celebration to commemorate the founding of the Kelmscott Press in 1891. We hope that many will join us in this unique collaborative opportunity to promote the life and work of William Morris, the beauty

20-22 May 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Registration is now open for the AEPM’s annual conference 2021

Printing in Offenbach: the art of a craft and the craft in the art Online conference 20-22 May 2021 The event is being hosted by the Klingspor Museum and the Offenbach Local History Museum (Haus der Stadtgeschichte). Exceptionally this year it is being offered as a Zoom conference. The talks will be livestreamed from Offenbach,

20 March 2021 // AEPM webmaster

C.C. Stern Type Foundry 2021 Spring type jam!

[Online event] Sarah Nicholls — Brain washing from phone towers Saturday, March 20, 2021 11:00 am (Pacific Time) Participation is free, but donations to directly support the artist are appreciated. RSVP for event link During this online event, Sarah Nicholls will introduce us to her ongoing publishing series, Brain Washing from Phone Towers Informational Pamphlets,

24 March 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Places, spaces and the printing press: imprinting regional identities

BOOKING IS OPEN for a free one-day conference on the theme of Places, spaces and the printing press: imprinting regional identities Jointly organised by the Centre for Printing History and Culture and the National and University Library, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Central European Standard Time (CEST) The conference

25 February 2021 // AEPM webmaster

From yesterday to tomorrow. The Mainz Impulse

[Mainz, Germany] An Appeal by Annette Ludwig, director of the Gutenberg Museum The fact that the preservation, research, communication and promotion of basic cultural techniques is based much on the initiative and commitment of institutions, associations and individuals has a long tradition in Germany. The graphic arts industry, which had to cope with an unparalleled

Thursday 4 March 2021 at 5:15 p.m. // AEPM webmaster

The mystery of the Catholicon: did Gutenberg invent stereotyping?

An online talk by Paul W. Nash for the Oxford Bibliographical Society The first printed edition of the Catholicon is dated ‘1460’, but was printed in three impressions, apparently over the course of more than a decade. How was this possible? Paul W. Nash will examine the proposed solutions to this mystery and describe his

Saturday March 6, 13 and 20, 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Plantin Institute’s book history course online for the first time

[Online] History of the book Teacher: Dr. Goran Proot Saturday March 6, 13 and 20, 2021 History of the Book – one of the Plantin Institute’s students’ favourite courses – is to be repeated in March 2021 in a new format. For the first time, the entire course will be livestreamed (Zoom) and given in

Posted February 9, 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Looking for a replica of an old wooden hand press?

[Grębocin, Poland] Replica wooden hand presses from the Museum of Writing and Printing The Museum of Writing and Printing was established in 2004 in the small village of Grębocin, eight kilometres from Toruń in Poland. It houses a private collection of papermaking and printing materials presented in the form of interactive educational workshops for children

Posted February 7, 2021 // AEPM webmaster

The Type Archive (London) is looking for a new director

Following the death last June of its founder, Sue Shaw, The Type Archive has announced that it is recruiting a new Director. Founded in 1992 as the Type Museum, it is now known as the The Type Archive and and is located in Stockwell, South London. Over the years it has amassed a fabulous collection

26 February 2020 // AEPM webmaster

Typographic surprises!

First in the Printing Historical Society‘s new Typographic Surprises! webinar series. A look at lesser-known aspects of print’s past, typographic archives and printed collections. Fri, 26 February 2021 19:00 – 21:00 CET Register free   Dr Alexandra Franklin A surprising journey to the third dimension Librarians make every effort to keep things flat. When is

Posted January 28, 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum unveils their new online gallery

An original, interactive and instructive encounter with their collection of advertising woodblocks and posters Ever wondered, or wanted to explain, how colour images are printed? Well you now have a handy online tool which shows how coloured advertising posters were once printed from woodblocks. The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin

Posted January 28, 2021 // AEPM webmaster

A word from the new chair of the AEPM, Stefan Soltek

Dear members of the AEPM, In the name of the board of AEPM may I send our warm regards and best wishes for the upcoming year 2021. I’m sure we are all looking forward to an improvement in the current situation on many fronts. And I hope that you will agree with me that not

Posted January 24, 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Blueprint for the new British Museum of Printing

An exciting addition to the European printing heritage scene In October 2020 the Printing Historical Society (PHS) approved a proposal, presented by the National Printing Heritage Committee (NPHC), for a web-based ‘virtual’ British Printing Museum. The objective of the museum will be ‘to bring as much of the nation’s printing-historical resources as possible together on

Thursday 21 January 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Webinar: Woodcuts and wood engravings

Centre for Printing History and Culture HoPIN Webinar — Thursday 21 January 2021 | 17:00-18:30 This online event will feature illustrated talks on the subjects of woodcuts and wood-engravings. The event is FREE but booking is essential. RESERVE YOUR TICKETS HERE   Barry McKay (Independent researcher, and antiquarian bookseller) The Dunn family of chapbook printers

Posted January 14, 2021 // AEPM webmaster

The Cincinnati Press Project

The Cincinnati Type & Print Museum is creating a database of printing presses that were manufactured in Cincinnati, and have put out a call for information on existing presses made by any of the following companies: Cincinnati Type Foundry – 1817 to 1892 C. Foster & Brother – 1849 to 1852 James D. Foster &

Posted January 13, 2021 // AEPM webmaster

Does anyone know about large-format Stanhopes?

The Museum of Writing and Printing in Grębocin, Poland collects old printing presses as part of its activities. It recently acquired a unique Stanhope, a very rare specimen, by its size – A0 format. In order to document their new acquisition they would be very interested to get in touch with anyone who knows about

Posted December 18, 2020 // AEPM webmaster

Latest on the Gutenberg Museum’s new building plans

The future can wait no longer In 2020, the planning of the new Gutenberg Museum progressed with great strides. After a total of 15 meetings, involving a lot of preparation work, the ‘Working Group for the Modernisation of the Gutenberg Museum’ composed of representatives of all the interest groups involved voted unanimously for the new