Exhibition examines incredible history of Italian paper in the western world

Dec 02, 2013 572

A new exhibition at the Italian Embassy, Fabriano 1264, examines the important role papermaking has played in western history. This exhibition celebrates the 750th anniversary of papermaking in Fabriano, a city in the Marche region of Italy, legendary for its paper production.
While history has told us much about the printing press, the history of papermaking is just as important to tell.

During past ages, writings on animal skins or plant materials had a more limited lifespan than paper, requiring that the documents be periodically re-transcribed years later or risk extinction. Improvements in papermaking created a longer lasting document, an important aspect of western life.

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