Paper Museum, Atl, GA
On Friday, I visited the Robert C Williams Paper Museum which is located on the campus of GA Tech. Although the museum focuses on the history of paper as it moved towards industry, it has a wonderful collection tracing centuries of paper and books from different cultures. It also exhibits other paper-related and paper-influencing techniques like vellum, printmaking, and even cuneiform on ancient clay tablets. The museum is best known among papermakers for the Dard Hunter collection. As they state on the museum's website, Hunter was "responsible for a renaissance in hand papermaking and printing." Hunter was part of the Arts and Crafts Movement, and the website notes: "Today, most of the historians and artisans interested in papermaking and printing were directly inspired by Hunter."
On special exhibit was a collection of photos, fibers, and paper documenting the process of papermaking in Japan.
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