February 6, 2023 // Sandro Berra
December 7, 2022 // Jürgen Wegner
The Penrith Museum of Printing, located in the large western Sydney suburb of Penrith, the gateway to the Blue Mountains, is probably today the best, best-run and best-known of Australia’s many printing museums. Threatened by a projected new sports facility, is it in danger of going the same way (i.e. into oblivion) as the Melbourne Museum of Printing?
October 5, 2020 // Jürgen Wegner
When Klaus Urbons first opened his photocopier museum as a private initiative the idea of collecting such everyday material must have seemed pretty outrageous to some. Today it has become an absolute necessity.
April 7, 2020 // Jürgen Wegner
The town Rendsburg may be a bit remote for anyone doing the Grand Tour of Europe but it is well worth the detour - for its excellent printing museum as well as for the town itself and no less for the train ride through the countryside. One of the best printing museums and superior to some which are far better known.
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.
September 26, 2019 // Jürgen Wegner
A study in survivals (as D. B.Updike once put it): the collection put together in the 1980s by the staff of the Druckerei Fortschritt (Progress Printery) with the aim of establishing a printing museum to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of the death of Karl Marx is now housed in the local museum of the city of Erfurt. It's well worth visiting.
September 4, 2019 // Jürgen Wegner
Like many local history museums, the Stadtmuseum of Mosbach in Germany devotes an interesting section of its permanent display to the black art, 'from Gutenberg to newspaper printing'.
July 9, 2019 // Frank Romano
The story of the Museum of printing which was founded in 1978 by a group of New England printers and publishers anxious to save the Boston Globe's hot metal typesetting and letterpress printing equipment. It was 18 years however before it opened its first exhibition in North Andover. In 2016 it was finally able to showcase its superb collections in purpose-built premises in Haverhill, Massachusetts.
April 7, 2019 // Alan Marshall
Established by the Alpha Bank, Greece's largest privately-owned banking group, the Banknote Museum is devoted to the history of paper money with a special emphasis on the Ionian Bank between 1839 and 1920, before it lost its privilege to issue paper money.
January 23, 2019 // Alain Echenay
Alain Echenay discusses the wide variety of activities of the Friends of the Museum of printing and graphic communication in Lyon (France), the association of which he has been president for a number of years.
January 2, 2019 // Victor Thibaut
A private museum in South Korea devoted to the history of books and how they are printed.
June 26, 2018 // Alan Marshall
Behind the scenes visit to the collections of the University of Ioannina’s Museum of Typography and Graphic Arts Technology.
June 15, 2018 // Jürgen Wegner
Visit to Penrith (Australia) Printing Museum, reopened after an eighteen month closure for extension work.
May 17, 2018 // Armina Ghazaryan
March 23, 2018 // Jürgen Wegner
February 20, 2018 // Jürgen Wegner
February 7, 2018 // Jürgen Wegner
February 28, 2017 // Jürgen Wegner
January 2, 2017 // Jürgen Wegner
March 1, 2016 // Jürgen Wegner