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Sunday, June 3 • 9:00am - 3:00pm
Angels Project

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Join us for a meaningful Angels Project at the Printing Museum in Houston on June 3. The Angels Project will start at 9 am and conclude around 3 pm. The Printing Museum has just reopened to the public after devastating fire over 16 months ago. The museum’s collections include antique printing presses, rare books, prints and historic newspapers. While the museum has undergone extensive post-fire recovery work, there is still help that AIC can provide to its collection.

During the Angels project day, we hope to be able to assist the Printing Museum in three main areas:
  • Cleaning of its large, replica Gutenberg’s press, modeled after the 15th century wooden hand press.  The press was made in 1999 by Pratt Wagon Works in Utah.
  • Assistance writing procedural manuals / maintenance and care manuals for our two working presses (Gutenberg press and 19th-century cast iron, Washington Style, Columbian Press) that are on display in the gallery and used for printing during the guided tour experience.  
  • Inventory (and possible rehousing) of parts of its historic newspaper collection.

If you would like to sign-up to participate in the 2018 Angels project, please email your resume or CV to rseyler@conservation-us.org. Please mention any relevant experience you may have especially with the cleaning and conservation of working presses. Also, we are looking for someone local in Houston who would be able to serve as the project coordinator. I hope you will be able to join us in assisting this resourceful museum recover and launch their second act.

**Participants should meet at 8:30am for transportation.

Sunday June 3, 2018 9:00am - 3:00pm MDT
The Printing Museum 1324 W. Clay Street Houston, Texas 77019

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