As a place of industrial culture, the Museum of Printing Art Leipzig is committed to the cultural heritage of printing technology. 550 years of printing and media history are conveyed and actively demonstrated in a workshop atmosphere using over 100 functional printing, setting and casting machines. Located in the former industrial district of Leipzig, the museum looks back on a decade-long tradition as a printing plant. Today it is also one of the last historical printing workshops in Leipzig, the city of books and publishing. At Drupa 2021, it will be presented as a "temporary museum" with historical printing machines and presses and invites visitors to discover and try out the artistic printing techniques. At the museum's stand, analog printing processes are successfully brought together with the latest technology and digitalization in printing! Experience the cultural heritage of printing techniques!
Exclusively dedicated since 1994 to the art of printing, the museum successfully recreates the vibrant atmosphere of a fully-functioning workshop, with some 100 working machines and printing presses on four floors telling the story of 550 years of printing and media history. The museum is housed in a listed building in the former industrial district of Leipzig-Plagwitz. As the home of one of the last historic print workshops in the city, the four-storey building can itself look back on more than a hundred years of tradition. The core exhibits date back to the SchumacherGebler Collection - a unique assemblage of printing presses, lead type and typesetting matrices put together over several decades. In 1999 it was transferred to a private foundation mainly funded by the Giesecke+ Devrient Foundation and the City of Leipzig. The museum is part of Saxony's Route of Industrial Heritage.