Welcome to the Museum of the Printing Arts Leipzig
Leipzig is a city with a rich tradition of bookmaking and publishing. The museum, unique for the scope and diversity of it’s exhibits, keeps these traditions alive.
With almost 100 years of tradition as a printing company, the house is today an active place of industrial culture.
The facade was redesigned by the architect Edgar Röhrig in the years 1922/23 and is today one of the rare examples of Art Deco in the Leipzig cityscape. © Esche Verlag
Entrance gate around 1930, © Esche Verlag
Museum entrance today
Courtyard and the clinker facade typical of the former factory buildings.
The outstanding feature of this museum is that all appliances, tools and machines are not presented as mute testimonies to their time, but as vivid, working demonstrations of a wide range of techniques. Hands-on experimentation plays a major role, making the museum ideal as a platform for courses and workshops. A further dimension is added by independent artists, who are invited to use the facilities for their work. And as a museum open to the public, the Museum of the Printing Arts Leipzig welcomes everyone interested in the art of printing, gives space for temporary exhibitions and provides a venue for lectures and symposia.