1992 Ricardo José Vicent Museros

Printer, publisher and founder of the first Spanish Print Museum / Valencia, Spain

Born in 1938, the printer and publisher Ricardo José Vicent Museros is considered the founder of Spain's first printing press museum. He studied at the "Commercial School" in Valencia and studied in Germany between 1956 and 1959, where he graduated as a technician in photomechanical reproduction ("Klimsch Repro Studio", Frankfurt) with work experience in various printing industry factories in the country.
Museros already came in fourth generation from a family of printers and inherited his father's workshop in Valencia. Later he founded several companies: "Vicent García Editores", "DFC Publicidad", "Asociación de Coleccionistas de Arte", "Publicaciones Gráficas" and "Gravisa".
As a result of his cultural contacts with Germany and his professional activity, in 1977 he promoted the twinning between Mainz, the birthplace of Johannes Gutenberg, and Valencia, the oldest printing city in Spain. In 1987 he realized his idea of ​​a first Spanish printing museum in the monastery of El Puig near Valencia. Thanks to him, the "Museo de la Imprenta y de la Obra Grafica" has close ties to the Gutenberg Museum Mainz.
In addition to numerous other prizes and awards, in 1992 Museros received the Gutenberg Prize from the City of Mainz and the International Gutenberg Society for his services to the art of printing and the documentary, vivid depiction of its history in Spain, as well as for the development and promotion of the relationship between the cities Valencia and Mainz.