Map to Printing Museums

A new interactive map has been posted by the Association of European Printing Museums (AEPM). It is searchable and provides the names and contact details for museums of printing and academic institution with printing programs as well as cultural heritage organizations of interest to the graphic arts community. Text is in English and French.

I’ve tried it on my phone and my desktop computer, seems to work fine on either. Not only are museums of printing included but according to their website “the map can also lead you to newspapers, advertising, packaging, papermaking, graphic design, etc.; textile printing museums; bibliographical presses, libraries and archives with permanent or regular temporary exhibitions related to printing and printed products; workshops actively involved in preserving and transmitting printing heritage.”

The AEPM was founded in Grevenmacher (Luxembourg) in February 2003 with the aim of encouraging co-operation among European printing museums and promoting printing heritage as an important part of European cultural heritage. AEPM member organizations are marked in purple (note: Princeton University’s Firestone Library is a member and so, in purple). Click on the flag to obtain the name, address, and link to the website. Other museums, libraries and heritage workshops are marked in pink with the name and link to the website.

They are willing to add more sites, if you see something they has missed or for new organizations. Contact them with details at