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China Printing Museum

Updated:2008-06-06 10:27 | Source:

  China Printing Museum is located in the

  satellite city of Huang Village of Daxing District,

  15 kilometers away from the downtown. It was opened

  on June 1, 1996. It is a professional museum

  exhibiting China’s printing culture, with the

  construction acreage of 8000 square meters.

  Printing is one of the four great inventions of

  ancient China. Its invention, development and spread

  have greatly promoted the advancement of society and

  civilization, thus printing is called mother of

  civilization. The museum fully displays the origin,

  invention and development of printing; the history

  of the printing industry in contemporary times; the

  modernization process of printing industry since the

  founding of the New China. There is the exhibition

  hall of ancient printing, exhibition hall of

  contemporary printing, exhibition hall of printing

  facilities, comprehensive exhibition hall. The

  exhibition hall of ancient printing is the most

  important part of the museum, which shows the

  origin, invention and development of printing with

  exhibition board, real articles and models. Among

  the exhibition articles, there are original

  presswork from the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing

  dynasties. It shows the historical facts that block

  printing, typography, chromatic printing and colored

  printing are all the great inventions of ancient

  China. The exhibition hall of contemporary printing

  is divided into special topic exhibitions including

  the introduction of western printing technology, the

  development of contemporary printing technology, the

  development of national printing industry, the

  construction of printing industry in the New China,

  as well as printing of currency, printing of stamps,

  etc. The comprehensive exhibition hall includes the

  exhibition stands of famous printing enterprises,

  precious printing products that have won awards.

  There is also an exhibition hall for the museum and

  Germany Gutenberg Museum to exchange exhibition

  articles, which is a condensed exhibition of early-

  time printing in Germany. There are more than 70

  (sets of) printing facilities, including all kinds

  of before-printing, printing and after-printing

  facilities for nearly 150 years since the mid 19th

  century.

  (Source:

  http://www.ebeijing.gov.cn/Tour/ScenicSpots/)

Editor : Zhu Jia

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