CURATOR’S TOUR OF THE MUSEUM GALLERY
Museum Curator Mark Barbour takes you on a working tour of the Printing Museum’s galleries. He highlights the history of printing from the Chinese invention of printing and Gutenberg’s development of typecasting, to Ben Franklin’s colonial printing shop. You will see the workings of a 19th century country newspaper press and experience typecasting machines including the Linotype, the mechanical marvel at the end of the century
If you enjoy your tour, we would encourage you to consider making a donation to support the International Printing Museum, especially during this difficult season of COVID-19.
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO PRINTING
PART TWO: THE GUTENBERG PRESS
PART THREE: 19TH c. NEWSPAPER PRINTING
PART FOUR: THE LINOTYPE AND TYPESETTING RACE