Association of European Printing Museums

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The Association of European Printing Museums (AEPM) is an international working group dealing with the history of printing technology . The association is based in Brussels .

Members are printing and paper museums , historical printing workshops, printing arts departments in technical museums and collectors dealing with the history of the printing industry . Among other things, it is about the preservation of historical machines , techniques and skills: setting , wood and copper engraving , photomechanical processes, methods of putting ink on paper , finishing and bookbinding . This also includes training specialists in traditional printing techniques.

The working group was founded as an informal group around a project entitled "Preservation of historical printing skills" in February 2003 in Grevenmacher (Luxembourg); initially with the aim of stimulating cooperation between European printing museums and establishing the history of printing as an important part of European cultural history . From September 2012 the AEPM opened to workshops and active collectors in the field of printing history. In February 2014 the AEPM was formally constituted as a non-profit association registered in Brussels under Belgian law.

Members from Germany include the German Museum in Munich, the German Museum of Technology in Berlin, the Museum of Printing Art in Leipzig and the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz.

The AEPM has been organizing conferences since 2006 and annually from 2014.

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  3. ^ Members. In: Retrieved June 25, 2018 .