Printing Museum, Movable Type, Wood Type, Linotype, Typography, Printmaking, Letterpress, Visual Arts, VCD, Studio, Graphic Design
Melbourne Museum of Printing
Australia's working and teaching museum of typography and printing located at Footscray, Victoria. Specialising in retention of traditional printing, both the equipment and the knowledge.
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266 GEELONG ROAD, WEST FOOTSCRAY
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TAKING A SHORT BREAK ...

HOLIDAY CLOSURE NOTICE:

Last open day before break: Sun 21 Dec 2014 [may close early]
First open day after break: Thu 15 Jan 2015

VISITS POSSIBLE BY APPOINTMENT DURING THIS TIME.

APPOINTMENTS? email with your phone number and requirements and someone will call you.

Out-of-town visitors, especially welcome!

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ALL PROGRAMS SCHOOL PROGRAM LETTERPRESS PROGRAM VISITOR PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS PROGRAM 
WHERE ARE WE? Address, map, phone, email PRINT IN OUR LETTERPRESS STUDIO OUR OWN METAL TYPEFOUNDRY 
MMOP ON FACEBOOK OUR PRINTING GLOSSARY OUR COLLECTIONS PICTURE GALLERIES 

CLICK HERE for details AND PIX of the NEW MUSEUM.

Discover volunteering opportunities for our various programs.

CLICK HERE to visit the INTERNATIONAL PORTAL of PRINTING MUSEUMS.

Two Days with Letterpress
CLICK FOR LETTERPRESS EXPERIENCE
Our 2012 leaflet:
[ YOU SAW IT HERE FIRST ! ]
 
CLICK IMAGE TO SEE OR PRINT

Illustrated Feature:
LETTERPRESS EXPLAINED
ACCOMPANIED AN ABC RADIO SEGMENT 14 FEB 2008

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Melbourne Museum of Printing
in the media
RADIO : TV : NEWSPAPER : MAGAZINE

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>>> SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE DETAILS <<<

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CONTACT PAGE
 
LOCATION
266 GEELONG ROAD,
West Footscray, Victoria.

JUST MINUTES FROM THE CITY, WELL SERVED BY TRAINS AND BUSES.
location map
MAP, TELEPHONE, E-MAIL

PUBLIC PROGRAM
VISITING WITHOUT APPOINTMENT :: IF OVER 5 IN YOUR GROUP, PLEASE ADVISE.
[DAYS, PRICES, DETAILS]
 
GROUP TOURS
ARE PART OF THE PUBLIC PROGRAM, and can be booked for any day.
 
GRAPHIC DESIGN TOURS
ARE NOT PART OF THIS PROGRAM. SEE "OTHER PROGRAMS".
 
VOLUNTEER NOW TO HELP WITH PROGRAMS.
EMAIL MMOP TO HELP ON OPEN DAYS
 
OTHER PROGRAMS
CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

  • GRAPHIC STUDENTS' WORKSHOP
  • THE ROOTS OF PRINTING (P.D.) WORKSHOP
  • GRAPHIC DESIGN TOUR
  • GENERAL INSTRUCTION AND TRAINING
  • LETTERPRESS STUDIO (when qualified)
  • RESEARCH ACCESS (and that's not all.)
THESE ARE AVAILABLE ANY DAY BY APPOINTMENT.

EMAIL YOUR INTEREST (PHONE NUMBER PLEASE!)

 
OR CALL (03)9689 7555.

 
OUR COLLECTIONS
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  • MACHINES OF MANY KINDS
  • FOUNTS (FONTS) OF MANY KINDS
  • ARTEFACTS AND DOCUMENTS:
    • LETTERPRESS ITEMS
    • OFFSET LITHO ITEMS
    • LIBRARIES
    • BUSINESS DOCUMENTS
    • COMPUTERS AND COMMUNICATIONS
ALSO SEE TABLE NEAR BOTTOM OF PAGE
PICTURE GALLERIES
EACH THEMED GALLERY HAS TEN OR MORE IMAGES AND DETAILED EXPLANATIONS.
DOWNLOAD OUR DOCUMENTS
BROWSE OR PRINT OUT DETAILS OF THE MUSEUM'S ESTABLISHMENT.
GLOSSARY OF TYPE AND PRINTING
CLEAR DEFINITIONS OF HUNDREDS OF TERMS - ALPHABETIC AND THEMATIC BROWSING
VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE MUSEUM, ITS COLLECTIONS, ITS PROGRAMS
HOW TO USE OUR MATERIAL: COPYRIGHT NOTICE
OUR TYPEFOUNDRY
WE STILL MAKE METAL TYPES FOR OTHER MUSEUMS, ARTISTS, ACADEMICS, ENTHUSIASTS AND OLD-TIMERS LIKE US!
LINOTYPE RE-ENACTMENTS
REMEMBER THE NEWSPAPER COMPOSING ROOM?

WE WERE PLANNING SOME GREAT EVENTS, BUT MUCH OF OUR EQUIPMENT HAS BEEN DESTROYED. SO THE COMP ROOM MAY BE JUST A MEMORY! FORTY LINECASTERS COULD HAVE BEEN WORKING. WE MIGHT DO IT ON A SMALLER SCALE SOME TIME. WHO WILL OPERATE THE LINOS, LUDLOWS AND PRESSES?

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

DID YOU KNOW? COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MUSEUM and OUR MANY UNWANTED MOVES
VOLUNTEERING?
VERY REWARDING!

MORE INFORMATION
 
EMAIL MMOP TO HELP ON OPEN DAYS
 
EMAIL MMOP TO ENQUIRE ABOUT VOLUNTEERING

>>> Browse down for other ways to explore the Museum . . . <<<

 
THESE SPECIAL INTEREST JUMP PAGES MAY MATCH YOUR THEME What's your interest?
Typography
& Design__
D.T.P. or_
Word Proc
Book___
History__
Media &_
Editing__
Self____
Printing
Print___
Making_
Typo____
Glossary
Letterpress
Freak____
 
EXPLORE THESE DIRECT LINKS TO KEY AREAS
WHAT WE HAVE
OUR COLLECTION PAGES
WHAT WE OFFER
OUR PROGRAM PAGES
WHO WE ARE
PAGES ABOUT US
DIRECT LINKS TO KEY PAGES . . .
MACHINERY PAGES STUDENT PROGRAMS CONTACT US
FOUNT PAGES YOU CAN USE OUR PRESSES! OUR HISTORY
ARTEFACTS, HAND TOOLS OPEN TO PUBLIC? VOLUNTEERING
COLLECTION INDEX PROGRAM INDEX INDEX ABOUT US
 
AN OVERVIEW OF SOME ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION INDEX:
  • MACHINERY
    • PRINTING
    • TYPESETTING
    • OTHER
  • FOUNTS
    • HAND-SET TYPE
    • LINE-CASTING MATS
      • LINOTYPE
      • LUDLOW
    • TYPE-CASTING MATS
      • MONOTYPE COMP
      • MONOTYPE LARGE
      • THOMPSON
    • FOUNTS FOR PHOTOSETTING
  • NON-MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT
    • STORAGE CABINETRY
    • HAND TOOLS
    • CONSUMABLES, MATERIALS
  • ARTEFACTS
    • SAVED TYPESET JOBS
    • ENGRAVINGS
    • STEREOTYPES
    • ARTWORK, NEGATIVES
    • LITHO PLATES
    • FINISHED PRINT JOBS
  • LIBRARIES
    • BOOKS AS ARTEFACTS
    • BOOKS ABOUT PRINTING, TYPOGRAPHY, LANGUAGE
    • BOOKS, POSTERS, PRINTED IN OUR ACCESS STUDIO
  • BUSINESS RECORDS OF PRINTERS
    • QUOTATIONS AND INVOICES FOR PRINTING
    • GOODS PURCHASED, INVOICES RECEIVED
    • SUPPLY CATALOGS (INK, PAPER, TYPE, MACHINERY)
    • GENERAL BUSINESS DOCUMENTS
  • ANCILLIARY COLLECTIONS
    • COMPUTERS AND SOFTWARE
    • OFFICE EQUIPMENT
    • TELEGRAPHY, TELEPHONY ITEMS
 
OTHER WAYS TO NAVIGATE (2)
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SITE MAP
Once you know the language of printing, an easy way to navigate our many indexes and destinations.
VIRTUAL TOUR
See our collections, programs and links. You can get off anywhere for a closer look!
 
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Museum_
Things__
Other___
Things__
Site____
Map___
Typo____
Glossary
Virtual__
Tour____

As at June 2014

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