Posted November 4, 2020 // AEPM webmaster

A virtual visite to the AMI – on paper!

Just out! The catalogue of the Atelier-musée de l’imprimerie de Malesherbes Catalogue? Album? Celebration? It’s hard to decide what to call this superb publication because it’s all three at the same time. It’s a celebration because it has been published to coincide with the anniversary of the impressive printing museum created by Chantal and Jean-Paul

7 December 2020 // Joost Depuydt

The woodblock webinar

Get inspired by the 14,000 woodblocks of the Officina Plantiniana 7 December 2020 In this webinar we will present the process and results of the woodblock project at the Plantin-Moretus Museum (2019-2020). Invited speakers will also give insight into specific research topics dealing with woodblocks. The webinar intends to stimulate interest and research in woodblock

09 October 2020 - 10 January 2021 // AEPM webmaster

A century of wonder. Knowledge in the 16th century

[Exhibition: Museum Plantin-Moretus, Antwerp, Belgium] 09 October 2020 – 10 January 2021 A new world In 2020, it will be 500 years since Christophe Plantin’s birth. That other famous Christophe(r), known by Columbus, had just discovered the ‘New World’ only thirty years earlier. That world may have been new to the explorers, but it was

10 October 2020 - 06 March 2021 // AEPM webmaster

The Huis van het boek new exhibition

An exhibition ‘Full of stories’ Huis van het boek (House of the book) Prinsessegracht 30 The Hague, The Netherlands 10 October 2020 – 06 March 2021 For the new autumn exhibition Full of Stories the Huis van het boek is showing many masterpieces from its collections. This time the Museum is looking at its exceptional

Posted September 14, 2020 // Aepm Secretary

Annual general meeting 2020

Association of European Printing Museums Minutes of the annual general meeting 2020 The annual general meeting was held online on September 7, 2020. The invitation, sent out on the 23 August 2020 included online access to all the necessary documents and information in preparation of the AGM. 1. List of members present Board members: Alan

Posted July 18, 2020 // Aepm Secretary

Susan Shaw, founder of The Type Archive (London) dies aged 87

We learned with great sadness of the death this week of Susan Shaw, publisher and indefatigable founder and defender of the Type Museum which she established in Stockwell, London in 1992. Over the years the Type Museum, now called The Type Archive, amassed a fabulous collection of historical type-making materials – punches, matrices, machines and

Posted June 18, 2020 // Adriana Saporosi

Tipografia Grifani Donati 1799

[Città di Castello, Perugia, Italy] History of the Tipografia Grifani Donati 1799 heritage workshop In the 15th century, at the time of the Renaissance, Italy was thriving. So, hardly surprisingly, it was here that the new invention by Johannes Gutenberg in Germany, namely the technique of movable type printing first became widespread. In fact, the

Posted June 5, 2020 // Aepm Secretary

Closure of the International Exlibris Center

The activities of the International Exlibris Center have been discontinued since November 2019 On the retirement of the collections manager of the International Exlibris Center in November 2019, the City of Sint-Niklaas in Belgium has decided not to renew the appointment. As a result, the museum activity of the International Exlibris Center has been discontinued.

Posted May 6, 2020 // Aepm Secretary

Alone in the printing museum. Analog visitors and digital users in times of Coronavirus

Dr. Susanne Richter, Museum of Printing Art Leipzig Museums in Leipzig have been closed since March 14, 2020, and the Museum of Printing Art has become very quiet, both its collections and the current exhibition The Eye of the Photographer. Sometimes it takes a crisis for things to change. In recent weeks Leipzig museums have

Posted May 3, 2020 // Aepm Secretary

Digital Typography Library

A wealth of information on the history and techniques of typography Jacques André, noted specialist and author of numerous books and articles on traditional and digital typography, has just updated his Digital Typography Library, which offers a wide range of online bibliographic sources useful for all those who are interested in the history of typography.

Posted April 21, 2020 // Aepm Secretary

Letterform Archive announces free online access to the entire run of Emigre magazine

An essential source for understanding typography in the age of the personal computer Earlier this month the Letterform Archive announced free online access to the full series of Emigre, the epoch-making magazine which was published between 1984 and 2005 by the Emigre digital type foundry. This invaluable archival source for anyone interested in typography in

Posted April 16, 2020 // Aepm Secretary

Klingspor Museum – the missing exhibition

Verily it is heavenly anticipation. Book and written art on texts by Friedrich Hölderlin The Klingspor Museum was to be one of the hosts of the 2020 Aepm annual conference. But, as you can imagine, the conference has been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak and the Museum is closed to the public until further

Posted April 9, 2020 // Aepm Secretary

Depressed by lockdown? Let yourself be impressed by Plantin!

The Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp has announced that it will be closed until further notice because of the coronavirus outbreak. But if you are feeling at something of a loose end during lockdown you might like to explore and play with the the Museum’s fabulous collection of 14,000 woodcuts (blocks and impressions) which it has

Posted April 7, 2020 // Aepm Secretary

Good news about Matthew Boulton’s Baskerville family bible

A message from the Centre for Printing History and Culture Thanks to the remarkable support of people in Birmingham, Britain and overseas, Matthew Boulton’s Baskerville family Bible, due to be auctioned by the Assay Office on 26 March 2020, was secured by the Consortium of The Baskerville Society, Centre for Printing History & Culture (Birmingham

Posted March 23, 2020 // Aepm Secretary

TYPA, the Estonian Print and Paper Museum ten years on

Seeking innovation in a printing museum. TYPA seeks new ways to explore the boundaries of  print. This month TYPA was gearing up to hold its tenth birthday event, to celebrate the coming-of-age of this small but colourful institution dedicated to paper and print. Born out of the alternative arts space of the Polymer Cultural House,

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