Archives for March 2017

Robert Smail’s Printing Works open for 2017

The Nation­al Trust for Scot­land’s let­ter­press print­ing works, Robert Smail’s in Inner­lei­then, opens again for the 2017 sea­son on Sat­ur­day 1 April. For details of open­ing times and how to get there vis­it their website.

Map exhibition at NLS

You are here, an exhi­bi­tion about maps, how they show us the world, and how they are made, is open until Sun­day 2 April at the Nation­al Library of Scot­land’s George IV Bridge build­ing in Edin­burgh. The exhi­bi­tion includes one of the finest plans of Edin­burgh, the first map of Scot­land, as well as railway, […]

Article on the invention of paper

The inven­tion of paper is one of the BBC’s 50 things that made the mod­ern econ­o­my. The pro­gramme was broad­cast on the World Ser­vice, and the BBC web­site has an arti­cle about paper, its inven­tion and its asso­ci­a­tion with Guten­berg and the spread of print­ing in Europe.

Print’s progress in the 20th century

You can still book tick­ets for the con­fer­ence on twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry print­ing his­to­ry organ­ised by the Print­ing His­tor­i­cal Soci­ety, the Cen­tre for Print­ing His­to­ry and Cul­ture and the Nation­al Print Muse­um, Dublin. Enti­tled From craft to tech­nol­o­gy and back again: print­’s progress in the twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry, the con­fer­ence will be host­ed by the Nation­al Print […]