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Bodonian Museum – Italy’s oldest printing museum

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The Museo Bodoniano is the oldest printing museum in Italy, opened in 1963 on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the death of Giambattista Bodoni, the Piedmontese printer who made Parma the world capital of printing from the second half of the 18th century. The museum exhibition includes: a thousand Bodoni editions, some of which are unique and very rare (in silk and parchment), which make up one of the richest collections in the world; a correspondence consisting of around 12,000 letters, documents, miscellaneous proofs and typographical essays; a set of punches, matrixes and tools from the Bodoni printing house, totalling around 80,000 pieces; a printing press, a faithful reconstruction of the one used by the Saluzzo printer.

Bodonian Museum – Italy’s oldest printing museum

Piazza della Pilotta, 15, 43121 Parma PR, Italy

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