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The State of Historical Letterpress Birmingham

Typography Events
Ralf Herrmann

Event details

29 Sept 2017
Winterbourne House, University of Birmingham

This workshop explores the survival and use of historical printing presses and type.  It considers how and why equipment has survived, as well as the state in which it can often be found.  We are interested in what historical equipment and practices have to teach us, both about the print cultures of the past and our own today.  We also want to know who the audiences are for this material, the interests they might have, and how we might collaborate more effectively.  Bringing together a range of scholars, curators, and printers, it will be an opportunity for network participants to share experiences and best practices, and to develop new approaches to such facilities.

The workshop will take place at Winterbourne House, University of Birmingham.  The house, built in 1903 for the Nettlefold family and now part of the University, is carefully restored example of an arts and crafts suburban villa and garden.  

The workshop is open to all and attendance is free. 


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