Posts Tagged ‘museums’

Visit to the Printing Workshop of the Gutenberg Museum

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

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Justin Knupp over at Typoretum writes a brief account of his visit to the Druckladen des Gutenberg Museums (Printing Workshop of the Gutenberg Museum) in Mainz, and gives an update on the activities of its long-time, and now former director, Dr. Otto Martin.

— Paul Razzell

When Wood Trumped Metal: An Interview with Bill Moran

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

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Over at the AIGA website, Steven Heller interviews Bill Moran about the Hamilton Wood Type Museum (pictured above). Moran is a third-generation letterpress printer, print historian, teacher, and owner/founder of Blinc Publishing. He also leads typography tours in various European cities. A good read.

—Paul Razzell

American Bookbinders Museum seeks contributors and volunteers

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

American Bookbinding Museum
The American Bookbinders Museum, based in San Francisco, is growing and seeks interested individuals to get involved.

From their website:

“Do you have a collection of bookbinding manuals, ephemera, or equipment? Would you enjoy delving deeper into the history of bookbinding as a hands-on curator? The American Bookbinding Museum is currently growing its staff and its collections.”

The museum has a library of periodicals, manuals, and other documents in addition to their displays of equipment, and it seems like a newsletter is in their future. For information about volunteering or donations, please call 415 671 2233.

— Paul Razzell