Museum of Typography

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European Route of Industrial Heritage

The Museum of Typography in Chania, on the island of Crete, is situated along the European Route of Industrial Heritage of the Council of Europe. The collection comprises machines and other exhibits that mark the evolution of European typography, the art that was born in the 15th century in Gutenberg’s workshop and literally changed the course of history. In the museum visitors are encouraged to print at cast iron printing presses of the 19th century, while videos explain how many of the techniques in exhibition operate. Through selected rare books, newspapers, engravings and lithographs from the 16th – 19th centuries, visitors also have the opportunity to learn more about the turbulent history of Crete.

 

Traveler’s Tip

Regardless of whether we compare it with western or eastern Europe, the history of industry in Greece remains a special case. Read more before embarking on this European Cultural Route on their amazing website: www.erih.net

 

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