Thursday, July 02, 2009

Museum of historical printing. Maastricht

Recently, when I have been visiting a beautiful city Maastricht (NL) I came across to Museum of historical printing. Located in the center of Maastricht it was established in 19 century, in a chapel building. The museum itself is not so big but it is full of various material, tools, printing presses (many of them are still functional) and pictures that provide a historical overview of printing. I got a guided tour from the workers of this museum (2 former printers) about the history of printing and the museum, and bought a print (woodcut of knight) produced at the museum self. It is worth visiting if you are interestend in the history of printing.

p.s. this beautiful bookstore in church by merkx+girod is worth visiting as well

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