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[Temporary Exhibition]

Astronomy and Printing
In search of new world vision

Past View

After the invention of Gutenberg's typograpchic printing, some astronomical scholars, such as Regiomontanus, Petrus Apianus, Johannes Schöner, and Tycho Brahe, were also in charge of printing. They turned their attention to typograpchic printing as a new medium. In this exhibition, we show the relationship between the printer and the scholar. They were intrinsically linked.

The role of typograpchic printing was not limited to the medium for spreading information. Scholars, authors, proofreaders, and printers met at a common location, the printing house. The printing house functioned as a forum for facilitating points of contact between them.

Schedule: Oct. 20, 2018 (Sat) - Jan. 20, 2019 (Sun)
Closed: Mondays, Dec.25th Dec.29th-Jan.3rd, Jan.15th
*Open, however, on Dec.24th and Jan.14th
Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (final admission: 17:30)
Admission: Adults: 800 yen
University students: 500 yen
High school and junior high school students: 300 yen
Children up to elementary school age (12 years old): free

*50 yen discount per person in groups of more than 20 people
*Free admittance to senior citizens (65 years and over)
*Free admittance to visitors holding handicapped-persons' cards and their attendant
*Free admittance on Culture Day, Nov 3
Astronomy and Printing In search of new world vision

Printing Museum, Tokyo, Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

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Germanisches Nationalmuseum,
Kanazawa Institute of Technology Library Center,
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan,
Chiba City Folk Museum,
Hiroshima Universtiy of Economics Library,
Meisei University Library

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