Fancy a bibliophile discovery tour?
(January 2020) The Gutenberg Museum is launching a new bibliophile series dedicated to its special collections in the new year: "Hidden Treasures of the Gutenberg Museum." Volume 1 features so-called "letter writers" - instructions for writing letters from the time of Gutenberg to the present day, from the incunabulum to "netiquette" on the Internet. In the fall of 2010, the Gutenberg Museum was able to take over an impressive collection of letter writers from private ownership, which will now be presented in loose succession as examples. The collection consists of more than 450 guidebooks for letter writers from six centuries. At the time, this collection became a golden treasure of language, as letter writers also served as important communicative guides and as a lasting means of disseminating and documenting linguistic rules. Today, epistolary writers are historical testimonies of that time, documenting a change in language, culture, and emancipation related to the writing of letters. Contributions by international experts and color illustrations of the originals preserved for the public in the Gutenberg Museum provide a scholarly classification of the collection. Bestseller - Letter Writer Edited and with a foreword by Dr. Annette Ludwig, Director of the Gutenberg Museum Mainz with contributions by Daniela Berner, Ulrich Breuer, Carmen Furger (CH), Erwin Kreim, Claus Maywald, Jörg Meier (A) and Jörg Meißner. The publication is currently at the bookbinder and will be published shortly. It will then be available at the Gutenberg Museum, as well as in Gutenberg stores and bookstores. Cost: 20.00 Euro (D) / 20.60 Euro (A).
The future can no longer wait.
(November 2020) A brochure published by the Department for Building, Monument Preservation and Culture of the state capital Mainz provides information on what the future of the World Museum of the Printing Arts should look like. On 36 pages, it presents the history of the Gutenberg Museum in words and pictures and shows why its reorientation in terms of content and construction is urgently needed. It also presents the cornerstones of the plans drawn up in the future workshop "Modernization of the Gutenberg Museum" together with the Gutenberg Museum.