July 23, 2021 // Alan Marshall
Why do printing museums tend to overlook graphic design, preferring to use it simply as a means of illustrating technical processes or of providing period ambiance? Why is it seldom presented as the vital component of printing that it has been since at the very least the middle of the nineteenth century? And why do heritage institutions dedicated to graphic design pay so little attention to how the objects in their collections are produced?
June 25, 2020 // Armin Kunz
Starting in 2007 with two series of engravings that fashioned a dialogue with Robert Nanteuil (1623–1678), engraver to the Royal court of Louis XIV, Anton Würth (b. 1957) has closely studied the work of some of his ancestors in the medium of intaglio printmaking.
October 23, 2020 // Jürgen Wegner
Reflections on the notion of a 'national printing museum' and the chances of such a thing ever coming into being. The context is that of Australia, but the questions that Jürgen Wegner raises are universal.
May 11, 2019 // Alan Marshall
An exploration of the complementarities and contradictions of theory and practice encountered by heritage organisations when dealing with the digital extensions of letterpress printing.
February 17, 2019 // Alan Marshall
From their very beginnings European printing museums offered a remarkable diversity in their origins - libraries, private collections, commercial firms, trade associations - and in the motivations of their initiators.
March 16, 2018 // Alan Marshall
What actually constitutes a printing museum. Just what kind of organisations are we talking about?
February 17, 2018 // Alan Marshall
July 23, 2014 // Alan Marshall
September 11, 2012 // Alan Marshall, Bernadette Moglia and Alice Savoie
A brief look at what typography is, why it's important, and the problems involved in preserving and exploiting typographical artefacts of the past.
September 26, 2008 // Alan Marshall
The 20th century seems so much more complicated than previous periods which printing museums deal with. But is that really the case? The 19th century was just as complicated and printing museums deal quite happily with it.