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PRINTING HISTORY
 
"The History of Printing is the history of everything"

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OUR WEST FOOTSCRAY BUILDING
Floor Space 3100 sq.metres


 
NEWSPAPER Production 
BOOK PRINTING 
ADVERTISING, PACKAGING 
PRINTING / PRINTMAKING STUDIO 
DESIGN and TYPESETTING 
PAPER INDUSTRY 
WORKPLACE ENVIRONMENT 
RESEARCH PROGRAMS 
SUPPORT FOR OTHER MUSEUMS 
ARCHIVES AND SOCIAL HISTORY
SECRETS OF THE CRAFT: ORAL HISTORIES
INTRICATE MECHANICAL SYSTEMS
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMS

 Achieving our potential . . .

. . . with your support.

 
SUBJECTS 
AND 
THEMES 

LETTERPRESS PRINTING
MOVABLE TYPES
HOT-METAL TYPESETTING
PROOF READING
PAPERMAKING
ENGRAVING BY HAND
PHOTOENGRAVING
COLOUR SEPARATION
STEREOTYPES, ELECTROTYPES
PAGE MAKEUP
EARLY PRESS-WORK
MODERN LETTERPRESS
FOLDING, GUILLOTINING
BOOK BINDING & DECORATING
GALLERY OF HANDMADE PRINTS
ARCHIVES, ARTEFACTS

LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING
OFFSET PHOTOLITHOGRAPHY
PHOTOTYPESETTING
TRANSFER HEADLINES
STRIKE-ON TYPESETTING
COMPUTER TYPESETTING
PASTE-UP LAYOUTS
CAMERA WORK
PLATEMAKING
OFFSET PRESS-WORK
COMPUTERISED MAKE-UP
COMPUTER-TO-PLATE
RUBBER STAMP MAKING
AUTOMATIC NUMBERING
LABEL PRINTING
CUT, PERFORATE, CREASE


 
PROGRAMS 
CURRENT 
AND 
INTENDED 

GENERAL ADMISSION, TOURS
DESIGN STUDENTS 2 OR 5 HR
DESIGN PROFESSIONALS
  [8 HR / 2 WEEKS / SEMESTER]
GRADE 6 SCHOOL PROGRAM

PRINT IN MMOP STUDIO
BOOKBINDING CRAFT
LETTERPRESS TYPEFOUNDING
SERVE OTHER MUSEUMS
INDUSTRY EVENTS


 
INTENDED 
AUDIENCES 

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS
DESIGN STUDENTS
JOURNALISM AND PUBLISHING
WRITING AND EDITING
GENERAL PUBLIC
INBOUND TOUR INDUSTRY
INDEPENDENT TOURISTS

ENGINEERING HISTORY
HISTORY OF DESIGN
BOOKBINDERS, LIBRARIANS
PRINTMAKING ARTISTS
ARTISTS' BOOK GROUPS
LETTERPRESS ENTHUSIASTS
OTHER MUSEUM PEOPLE

 
"This is a Working Museum of Typography and Printing"

GIVING NEW GENERATIONS OF PRINTERS AND DESIGNERS THEIR HISTORICAL CONTEXT.
AND NEW GENERATIONS OF CITIZENS A VIEW OF THE CRAFT AND INDUSTRY OF PRINTING.

MELBOURNE MUSEUM OF PRINTING IS APPROVED BY THE A.T.O. AS AN "INCOME TAX EXEMPT CHARITY"

The Melbourne Museum of Printing has the potential to be a world leader in its field. The collection policies that have been followed over the years, and the various programs we offer or intend to offer, certainly make it unique. It will provide valuable insight into the practices, and working lives, of traditional printers and their industry.