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2011-08-29
From December 2011 to February 2012, the Imprimerie Nationale will be the guest of the Grolier Club of New York for a special exhibition

From December 2011 to February 2012, the Imprimerie Nationale will be the guest of the Grolier Club of New York for a special exhibition entitled « Printing for Kingdom, Empire and Republic, Treasures of the Archives of the Imprimerie Nationale ». Drawn from the archives of the Imprimerie Nationale, the exhibition will document the history of printing and its influence on publishing and typography over the last five centuries.

Over 200 objects, most of them being classified as historic monuments will be on view in both Grolier Club galleries, including original manuscripts, rare books and artworks, punches and matrices dating from the sixteenth century to the present, engraved brass used to produce illustrations. Some objects will be exhibited for the first time in history.

Video installations are planned to provide visitors with an overview of the know-how of the Imprimerie Nationale, as well as demonstrations of all aspects of book production by the « Maîtres d’Art » of the Atelier du Livre d’Art et de l’Estampe of the Imprimerie Nationale.

A major publication will be created and produced by the Imprimerie Nationale’s Atelier du Livre d’Art et de l’Estampe (ALAE), and a day-long colloquium on the themes of the exhibition is planned for Tuesday, January 24, 2012.

Those interested in more details should contact media@imprimerienationale.fr