Museum of printing and graphic communication

The Musée de l'primerie et de la communication graphique is a museum in Lyon dedicated to printing and graphics. It was conceived and founded in 1964 by the Lyon-born graphic master Maurice Audin, with the mission of enriching, preserving, documenting and enhancing the book and graphic heritage. The Museum has become an important point of reference in the world of graphics, both for the richness of its collections and for the famous temporary exhibitions, as well as for the numerous international collaborations. The museum was founded in the city of Lyon because Lyon was a key printing center in Europe between the 15th and 16th centuries. The permanent collection of the museum evokes the graphic production of six centuries and responds to three main objectives: to show the evolution of printing, mirroring the evolution of a society that has become more complex and informed over time; explain the importance of the press; explain how the printing technique works. Since 1988, the museum has also housed a printing studio in operation for the creation of internal publications such as exhibition catalogs, postal cards, etc. In this space, the museum annually organizes a program of activities that allow the public to familiarize themselves with different graphic techniques, such as lithography, Latin calligraphy, binding, screen printing and illustration.

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13 Rue de la Poulaillerie
69002 Lyon


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