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January 24, 2021

Printing Historical Society to launch a Virtual Museum of Printing

On 28 October 2020, the Printing Historical Society (PHS) Committee approved a proposal, presented by the National Printing Heritage Committee (NPHC), for a web-based ‘virtual’ British Museum of Printing. The objective of the museum will be to ‘bring as much of the nation’s printing-historical resources as possible together on one virtual collective museum site.’ The site will be a platform for print historians, practitioners, and heritage professionals across the nation to contribute data, images, video, and narrative relating to their collections. This concept, developed by Lee Hale, is entirely new and will allow for improved connections, knowledge transfer and potential education and training opportunities. Most importantly, ‘museum’ visitors will engage not just with one virtual museum, but with a range of physical collections from all over the country, many of which would otherwise be inaccessible.

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Posted by Ben Weiner at January 24, 2021 09:48 AM