International Printing MuseumInternational Printing Museum
The International Printing Museum, located in Southern California, is a dynamic museum devoted to bringing the history of books, printing and the book arts to life for diverse audiences. The staff and volunteers make it their mission to take one of t... Read more
The International Printing Museum, located in Southern California, is a dynamic museum devoted to bringing the history of books, printing and the book arts to life for diverse audiences. The staff and volunteers make it their mission to take one of the world's most significant collections of antique printing machinery and interpret it for today's audiences through working demonstrations and theater presentations. Since 1988, we have reached over 250,000 people, both those visiting the Museum and those we have visited via History in Motion, the Museum's innovative schools outreach program, and taught about the history of books and printing, great inventions and inventors that helped make our world. The International Printing Museum has been recognized worldwide for the size and importance of its collection and for the successful and creative approach to interpreting the collection for the community adn the world at large.
The Annual Los Angeles Printers Fair supports the mission of the Museum. This annual event brings together over 80 artists, printers, vendors and exhibitors, with nearly 1,500 people in attendance. The one-day event is a working, visual celebration of letterpress printing, paper, book arts and more.
My friends and I volunteered for the International Printing Museum and we had a blast. Even a year later I remember how much fun we had volunteering. We were stationed in the origami for kids section of the fair. Not only did we teach others, we also learned more things ourselves. Sometimes we were called to watch over a booth for the owner. Although we didn't sell, we still were able to practice marketing strategies. My friends and I learned so much that day and we even got ourselves some cool items as well. My name tag is still hung up on a wall in my bedroom. :)