The Sounds of Printing
In the occasion of the worlds largest printing equipment exhibition drupa (Düsseldorf, 31 May until 10 June 2016) the museum produced a song with the sounds of the machines of the museums collection.
Follow this link to listen to the song „The Sounds of Printing“ (Youtube).
For all our visitors we offer Free WiFi in the museum. The login details are available at the reception.
We wish all our visitors a nice stay in the museum by exploring the analogue collection and surfing the web.
Attendence record in the museum
In its 20th year of existence, the Museum of the Printing Arts Leipzig can enter a record in the books. Up to the end of the year 2014 12.250 visitors had already been looking around the museum in the west of Leipzig. With this, the museum counts about 2.000 visitors more than in the preceding years. We thank all of our visitors for their keen interest!
Museum of the Printing Arts – Part of the “Saxon Route of Industrial Heritage“
In September 2014 the Museum of the Printing Arts Leipzig was announced as a part of the “Saxon Route of Industrial Heritage”.
Therefore the museum officially belongs to one of the 51 most important locations of saxon industrial heritage. The “Saxon Route of Industrial Heritage” offers an overview of historical evidences of the industrial era until 1945. In addition to that, a publication as well as a concomitant website was released. The website presents the history of Saxony based on selected places as a location of industry in Germany. Further information can be found here.
Printing trade as intangible cultural heritage
The Museum of the Printing Arts initiated an application for including historical printing trade in the intangible cultural heritage. Since 2013 Germany pledged to prepare an own list of intangible cultural heritage in the context of a UNESCO convention. The application process was running until the end of November 2013.
The Museum of the Printing Arts fields printing trade as a transnational and multinational form of expression in the category “traditional craftsmanship”.
The artistical and mechanical printing techniques relief printing (letterpress with movable types and xylography), planographic printing (heliography and lithography) and gravure printing (copper engraving and etching) are actively promoted, used, passed on and vividly conveyed in the museum.
Only in Leipzig the variety of the mentioned printing techniques can be witnessed collectively and in action.
First Saxon Industrial Heritage Award
On the 4th of November 2013 the Giesecke & Devrient GmbH was honored for their dedication around the foundation Museum of the Printing Arts Leipzig and received the first Saxon Industrial Heritage Award. A wonderful appreciation for the museum and its benefactors.
Your Birthday Party in the Museum of the Printing Arts Leipzig
You may celebrate your birthday with your friends in the Museum of the Printing Arts Leipzig. You can choose from several workshops around printing topics.
You should be older than 5 years and come at least with 4 friends. The time is about 2 hours.