Tipoteca Italiana and The International Printing Museum honoured by the American Printing History Association

APHA’s 2023 Institutional Award announced

This year the American Printing History Association‘s prestigious Institutional Award honours two printing museums, one in Italy the other in the United States.

Founded in 1995, the Tipoteca Italiana Fondazione, is a museum, archive, library, and ‘working studio print shop’ in Cornuda, Italy. In his acceptance speech on behalf of the Tipoteca, its director Sandro Berra stressed his organisation’s efforts to ‘encourage the dialogue between past and present’ and to enable as broad an audience as possible to ‘discover and experience the beauty of letterpress’. Open to the public for tours, workshops and research, the Tipoteca is the first international organization to be selected for APHA’s Institutional award.

You can read Sandro Berra’s acceptance speech in our Focus on printing museums section here.

The International Printing Museum in Carson, California, was established in 1988, and brings ‘the history of printing and books to life’. Home to ‘one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive collections of antique printing machinery and graphic arts equipment’, the Museum not only hosts tours, workshops, and classes, but serves as community hub by hosting the annual Los Angeles Printers Fair, now in its fifteenth year. See Mark Barbour’s acceptance speech on behalf of the trustees of the International Printing Museum here.

P.s. It’s difficult to resist the temptation to mention that both of this year’s laureate museums are members of the AEPM!