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 pre-press. These museums and workshops have preserved not only the machines, equipment and techniques of printing which had recently disappeared off the industrial scene. They have also preserved the skills and knowledge of the craft workers who operated them. In recent years, printing museums and heritage workshops have become increasingly preoccupied with the problem of how to transmit this intangible heritage to future generations.

The AEPM’s 2019 annual conference will discuss the many challenges which museums and heritage workshops face as the last generation of printers to have used traditional techniques in an industrial context leaves the scene.

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Presentation of the conference theme

The venue: Nationaal Museum van de Speelkaart