THE HISTORY OF THE BOOK IN ASIA

PART II

For Asian American Heritage month, we will be exploring the history of the book in Asia. We will dive into how papermaking, bookbinding, and printing varied between different regions and cultures.

Last week, we looked into how Japan they drew inspiration from Chinese innovation to create its own distinctive methods of papermaking and bookbinding. Today we’ll be exploring book production in Korea and how it differs from processes we discussed in our two previous posts.

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The day’s festivities include special working tours of the Printing Museum collections, including the opportunity to print your own Declaration on Franklin’s Colonial press. Take home lots of patriotic souvenirs printed on our authentic tabletop presses.

Your admission includes a dessert of American Apple Pie and Colonial Punch. Activities for the whole family are throughout the day in the Museum galleries.

The festivities will include a display of vintage cars in the Museum Parking Lot!

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Curator’s Museum Gallery Tour

While we are closed during the Covid-19 Pandemic we are making videos of our gallery tour available for you to #MuseumFromHome