Visit to The Printing Museum in Mangaroa

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In conjunction with SOLO 2018, join us for a trip to The Printing Museum/Whare Taonga Perehitanga, to learn about the history of printing and the indutry's fast-paced technological evolution striving for faster, cheaper and more automated processes.

Located in an old WWII depot in the Mangaroa Valley in Upper Hutt, The Printing Museum/Whare Taonga Perehitanga is unique in that it is the only museum in New Zealand that exists solely to preserve printing equipment whilst simultaneously maintaining them through their operation.

With SOLO18 artist Sonya Lacey's work ruminating on the history of printing and communication, The Printing Museum offers a detailed examination of those processes. Lacey's collaboration with The Printing Museum has been fruitful in the past, together producing 'the first new metal typeface of the century' which was 'based on a sans-serif designed by David Kindersley.' This new typeface was produced on site in the type foundry and can still be seen on site at The Printing Museum.

We will be meeting at The Printing Museum in Mangaroa, but are running a few shared modes of transport from The Dowse Art Museum if you would like a ride. When booking a ticket, let us know if you would like to share a ride.