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Unless otherwise stated, all special programmes are conducted in Cantonese and are free of charge. The Museum makes no representations on the content of the programmes. Programmes are subject to change and cancellation without prior notice. For special arrangements under inclement weather conditions, please click here for details. For enquiries, please call 2180 8260.

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Plating Your Ideas — Letterpress Printing Workshop

Special Programmes for "20/20 Hong Kong Print Art Exhibition" and "Between the Lines — The Legends of Hong Kong Printing"


Letterpress printing was once a mainstream technique in the local printing industry. Today, as printing technology has advanced, letterpress printing has gradually faded. The "Between the Lines — The Legends of Hong Kong Printing" exhibition showcases movable type, printing machines, and prints produced through the letterpress printing process, allowing the public to learn about the development and artistry of letterpress printing.

The workshop will begin with a guided tour of the "Between the Lines — The Legends of Hong Kong Printing" exhibition, led by a member of the curatorial team. In addition to introducing the background of Chinese movable type, she will demonstrate the operation of an industrial Heidelberg Windmill Platen press to deepen the participants' understanding of traditional printing. The participants can also experience working with movable type. They will learn how to operate a hand-platen press and use letterpress printing techniques, including manual typesetting and colour registration, to produce creative prints.

Date 14 November 2020 (Saturday)
Time Session 1: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Session 2: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Venue Education Studio, G/F
Instructor Ms Loraine Wong (Letterpress and Movable Type Printer)
Target General public aged 15 or above
Enrolment A maximum of 15 participants for each session. Enrolment ends on 9 November 2020 at 5:00 pm. To register, please complete the application form for Education and Extension Programmes (download the form). In case of over-application, open lot drawing will be conducted. Successful applicants will be notified by phone.
Open lot drawing 11 November 2020 at 11:00 am, Education Studio, G/F