Lyon, France, 11-13 October 2012.
Challenges for the preservation, study and exhibition of typographical heritage materials
Conference held at Lyons Printing Museum
The biannual meeting of the Association of European Printing Museums took place in Lyon (France) over three days, from Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th October 2012. The conference was open to non members and attracted 80-odd participants, of which 44 were present from 23 museums from eight European countries (Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Poland).
The speakers were :
visiting professor, Department of typography & graphic communication, Reading University, United Kingdom
The state of typgraphical heritage: preservation, study and evaluation – an overview of European typographical collections
Plantin-Moretus Museum, Antwerp, Belgium
Metal Conservation Department, Artesis University College, Antwerp
Recent research on the conservation of metal type at the Plantin-Moretus Museum
specialist in phototypesetting and digital typography, United Kingdom
There’s no body there: conserving dematerialized type
Download Richard Southall’s talk here : Richard Southall
Andrea De Pasquale
Director Braidense National Library (Milan) and Turin University Library, Italy
Exploring 18th century typographical production through the unexploited archives of GIambattista Bodoni
type designer, doctoral student, France / United Kingdom
International cross-currents in typeface design during the phototypesetting era: the value to researchers of public and private typographic archives
Curator of graphic collections, Amsterdam University Library, Netherlands
The value of typographical archives for publications and teaching
You can download a pdf version of the visuals which Mathieu Lommen presented during his talk here : Mathieu Lommen. (Patience, it will probably take a full minute to download.)
Charlotte Delannée, Johan Sievering, Andréas Schweizer
Association pour le patrimoine industriel, Geneva, Switzerland.
Towards a systematic and semantic inventory of printing heritage materials
Download their talk here : Association pour le patrimone industriel
The meeting also included a guided tour of Lyon Printing Museum’s exhibition Letters in the age of technological revolution, and a visit to Lyon City Library’s rare books collection.
On Saturday morning, following the annual general meeting:
Johan de Zoete
Museum Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem, Netherlands
The archives of Bijzondere Collecties (Special Collections) of the Library of the University of Amsterdam (UBA).
Download a résumé of Johan’s talk here : Johan de Zoete