Association of European Printing Museums
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.
The AEPM has been organizing conferences since 2006 and annually from 2014.
- Homepage of the AEPM. Retrieved June 25, 2018 .