December 1, 2021 // Jürgen Wegner

The life and extraordinary achievements of one Dr.-Ing. Rudolf Hell

Thoughts on one of the foremost inventors in twentieth century printing and on the German association which works to preserve his material and intellectual heritage.
July 23, 2021 // Alan Marshall

Graphic heritage institutions and the irresistible rise of graphic design

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

Printing as such is not an art, but an ideal of beauty might still appear after all

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.
May 11, 2019 // Alan Marshall

Between theory and practice: bringing letterpress and digital together in printing museums

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

In the beginning… Some thoughts on early printing museums

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

Printing museums. What’s in a name?

What actually constitutes a printing museum. Just what kind of organisations are we talking about?
February 17, 2018 // Alan Marshall

Tin-printing: an overlooked aspect of printing history

July 23, 2014 // Alan Marshall

Printing museums and heritage workshops

September 11, 2012 // Alan Marshall, Bernadette Moglia and Alice Savoie

Our typographical heritage

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

Learning to live with the 20th century: printing museums in the wake of the digital revolution

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.