In the lulu Mainz, the former Karstadt building, the sponsoring organisations of the Gutenberg Museum, the Gutenberg Society and the Gutenberg Foundation present themselves on the gallery directly at the entrance next to the Gutenberg Shop. There they want to come into contact with the people of Mainz and whet their appetite for "their museum" and the topics surrounding Gutenberg and letterpress printing. In Gutenberg's workshop, for example, visitors can find out about all the latest developments at the Gutenberg Museum, such as the recently published feasibility study for the new Gutenberg Museum.
But you can also find out about topics of book-science research with the help of various information materials or in a personal conversation. Numerous Gutenberg yearbooks invite visitors to browse or test their knowledge of book printing with a Gutenberg quiz with prizes to be won. There is also a game table where visitors can play "Bleilaus", a printer's Black Peter.
Anyone who likes to be creative can make their own printed product in our small printing workshop for a donation – and learn all there is to know about the Gutenberg Museum's print shop, which offers experts and amateurs alike, young and old, a unique opportunity to further develop their printing creativity.
Of course, when visiting Gutenberg's workshop it is also possible to become a member of the Gutenberg Society. As a member of the Gutenberg Society you receive exclusive benefits, such as free admission to various events or the Gutenberg Yearbook: "All Mainzers should become part of the Gutenberg Community. Come along and join in!" (Dr. Julia Bangert, Secretary General of the Gutenberg Society and Manager of the Freundeskreis Gutenberg)
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Gutenberg Museum Main: www.gutenberg-museum.de
Society of Bibliophiles: bibliophilie.de
Gutenberg Institute for World Literature and Writing-oriented Media - Department of Book Studies (JGU Mainz): www.buchwissenschaft.uni-mainz.de