Posted March 20, 2020 // Aepm Secretary

Cancellation of the AEPM’s annual conference in Offenbach

A message from the chair of the AEPM. It was with heavy heart that the AEPM announced several days ago the cancellation of its annual conference which had been programmed for the end of May. The decision was of course inevitable given the progression of the coronavirus epidemic in Europe. Registrations for the conference had

8 March - 28 June 2020 // Aepm Secretary

The eye of the photographer

Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig The eye of the photographer. Industrial culture in photography since 1900 Exhibition from 8 March till 28 June 2020 In the Year of Industrial Culture 2020 in Saxony, the Museum of Printing Art focuses on the medium of photography, which perfectly reflects the diversity of industrial culture. Since the beginning of

Posted March 5, 2020 // Aepm Secretary

Mosbach printing museum celebrates its 25th anniversary with a fascinating publication

From our Australian correspondent, Jürgen Wegner. Article first published in The shadowland newsletter, n° 105, January 2019. It is always a delight to get publications in the mail, especially when these are on the subject of printing history. The Druckwerstatt Mosbach (Ger., Printing Workshop Mosbach) is a small but very well set up and active

10 March 2020 // Aepm Secretary

Drafts of history: the world in newspapers on a single day

Call for participation from Contextual Alternate An initiative to create a publicly sourced archive of a single day, as seen through newspapers across the world 10 March 1888/2020 Join us in creating a publicly sourced archive of a single day, articulated and comprehended through newspapers from all around the world. Calling all readers, designers, print-aficionados,

From 10th March 2020 // Aepm Secretary

An exhibition and series of talks about advertising campaigns that take a stand for causes

When brands take a stand The Museum of Brands 111 – 117 Lancaster Road Notting Hill, London W11 1QT United Kingdom The Museum of Brands new exhibition, When Brands Take a Stand, opens on 10 March 2020. The exhibition and accompanying series of talks present some of the most inspirational and debated advertising campaigns that

21 March 2020 // Aepm Secretary

Help keep an important example of Baskerville’s typography publicly available

Call for pledges to maintain Matthew Boulton’s Baskerville family bible as a public heritage asset On 26 March 2020, Boulton’s Baskerville family bible will be auctioned in London. This particular bible is arguably one of Baskerville’s most important volumes due to the quality of its bindings and the use of his endpapers. Annotated by a

28-30 May 2020 // Aepm Secretary

Registration for the AEPM’s annual conference is now open

Registration for the AEPM’s annual conference is now open The importance of place: printing in the context of history and society Klingspor Museum / Haus der Statdtgeschichte, Offenbach, Germany 28-30 May 2020 Registration is now open for the AEPM conference which is being hosted this year by the Klingspor Museum and the Haus der Stadtgeschichte

Posted February 9, 2020 // Aepm Secretary

Australian national printing museum goes under the hammer

Melbourne Museum of Printing’s collections auctioned off Thoughts on the recent sale and dispersal of a unique, once in a century collection of historic printing materials, and a foonote on some Australian printing museums which never quite made it. From our Australian correspondant Jürgen Wegner, editor of The shadowland newsletter, Eastwood, New South Wales, Australia.

Posted February 8, 2020 // Aepm Secretary

Typographical heritage at risk

A communiqué from the Centre for Printing History and Culture Matthew Boulton’s Baskerville family Bible We were alarmed to learn that Assay Office Birmingham has decided to sell its copy of Matthew Boulton’s Baskerville family bible, together with other items from its library. The sale will take place at auction on 26 March 2020. Furthermore,

15 March 2020 // Aepm Secretary

Day of printing 2020 – update

[A word from the organisers…]   Dear colleagues and others interested in taking part in the Day of printing 2020, The new project website for the Day of printing 2020 is now online here and with it the registration form. Around 30 events have already been registered in the first two days! The old inactive

Posted January 20, 2020 // Aepm Secretary

In memoriam: Alan Connell, founder of the Penrith Museum of Printing

Alan Connell, founder of the Penrith Museum of Printing in Australia, passed away on Saturday 11th January 2020. In 1939 Alan was indentured for five years to the printer J.S. Horton from whom he learned art and craft of hand composing and the operation of the linotype linecasting machine. He served the last two years

15 March 2020 // Aepm Secretary

News from the organisers of the Day of printing 2020

Dear colleagues, dear prospective organiser of events for the Day of Printing 2020, we hope you had a nice relaxed festive season! The highly successful Day of printing which was organised in the Spring of last year will take place again this year in the 15 March. And with the new year, our project website

12-13 October 2020 // Aepm Secretary

Two courses on the identification of image-making techniques

Identification of prints In cooperation with IADA (International Association of Book and Paper Conservators) Lecturer: Hildegard Homburger, Language: English Participants: 8 Dates: Berlin, 12.-13. October 2020 Registration: Content Artistic and industrial printing techniques undergo constant development. Modern technology allows a great variety of relief, intaglio, lithography, screen and digital print. Therefore, the artistic prints

29 June - 2 July 2020 // Aepm Secretary

The value of books: forthcoming Institut d’histoire du livre summer school

The Institut d’histoire du livre is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for this year’s Lyon Book History Workshop to be held 29 June – 2 July 2020. The Lyon Book History Workshop’s main purpose is to improve skills in the interpretation and understanding of specific fields relating to our written and

Posted November 26, 2019 // Aepm Secretary

The Klingspor Museum Offenbach opens its new permanent exhibition

Visitors to the Klingspor Museum can now discover its history and collections thanks to the new permanent exhibition which it recently opened. A selection of highlights are now on display has been selected with a view to providing a general overview of the Museum’s extraordinarily rich collections. They are organised in three distinct galleries: the

Pre-publication subscription open until 29 May 2020 // Aepm Secretary

La Fondation Louis Jou to republish Andre Suarès

In 2018, under the auspices of the national Commemoration of André Suarès, the Louis Jou Foundation decided to republish his text The Art of the Book, designed, composed, laid out and printed by Louis Jou in 1928 in a print run of 37 copies. It very quickly sold out and became impossible to find. In

30th November 2019 // Aepm Secretary

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 Secretary

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 Secretary

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