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Offset Printing Press Rheingold.Photo: Deutsches Museum
  • Guided tour

Printing technology and media revolution

Gutenberg’s letterpress printing was not the only thing that changed the world. On this guided tour, you will discover important milestones in the history of printing and media – and their significance in today’s digital information age.

  • Adults, Family and children, Young people
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The Image Script Codes exhibition highlights the thematic areas of image, print, writing and cryptology. Embark on a voyage of discovery through the history of letterpress, gravure and flat printing and learn about important milestones in the history of printing and media. Learn more about the importance of picture printing, manual and machine letterpress and newspaper printing, paper and the digitisation of type. Numerous exhibits show how printing processes continue to have a lasting influence on our horizon of knowledge and information to this day.

When will this event take place?

Discover which activities are taking place by checking our daily programme, which is published at around 9.20 each day. Our programme changes daily and includes guided tours, demonstrations, science shows and hands-on activities for individual visitors and small groups of up to five people. All programme events are held in German. They begin either directly where the activity is set to take place or at a guided-tour meeting point in the relevant exhibition.

More about the exhibition

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