National Print Museum – Letterpress Training Seminar
Date: 13 & 14 October 2012
Location: National Print Museum
Fees: €45 per participant
The preservation of the traditional craft of letterpress for future generations is at the core of the mission of the National Print Museum. To ensure this preservation continues the Museum is holding an intensive two day Letterpress Training Seminar.
The Letterpress Training Seminar, which is supported by the Heritage Council’s Heritage, Education, Community & Outreach Grant Scheme 2012, will consist of introductory talks, practical demonstrations by the Museum’s volunteer active retired printers and a number of hands-on letterpress workshops facilitated by traditional and contemporary letterpress experts. The seminar will culminate in a Demonstration Day in the Museum during Science Week 2012, where seminar participants will assist in demonstrating the Museum’s collection to the public
The National Print Museum now invites applications for the Letterpress Training Seminar. A maximum of ten participants places are on offer and those selected must attend the entire two days (13 & 14 October) and the Demonstration Day (17 November).
To be eligible for a place you must be passionate about the preservation of letterpress in Ireland and willing in the future to become actively involved in the National Print Museum as a volunteer. Previous experience in basic letterpress printing is an advantage; however those with little or no experience are welcome to apply.
For more information or to request an application form please contact the National Print Museum Education Officer, Gretta Halpin at firstname.lastname@example.org.