In Search of Origins

In Search of Origins

25 Days of Paper – Day 22

December 22, 2017
On the even days during December, I’m highlighting the companies that are sponsors of the Twelve Months of Paper Calendar. These companies work hard to bring us beautiful papers, paper products, paper journalism, paper- and book making tools, paper history and more. Today, we learn about the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking.

In Search of Origins: The Research and Scholarship of Dard Hunter open through June 1, 2018

The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking is an internationally renowned resource on the history of paper and paper technology. In addition to more than 2,000 books, the museum features a remarkable collection of over 10,000 watermarks, papers, tools, machines, and manuscripts. The museum’s mission is to collect, preserve, increase and disseminate knowledge about papermaking – past, present and future. The Museum features the Dard Hunter Collection of artifacts and books on paper and hand papermaking. Located in the Renewable Bioproducts Institute at Georgia Tech, the museum’s exhibits feature Hunter’s historic collection, tools from the early industrialization of papermaking, environmental issues related to papermaking, and changing gallery spaces.

Dard Hunter’s designs for A Catalog of Roycroft Books and Things, ca 1905

In Search of Origins: The Research & Scholarship of Dard Hunter is the newest exhibit at the museum. Focusing on Hunter’s written work, the exhibit includes focuses on the results of his extensive travels and study of paper. This exhibit explores the works produced as well as the work necessary to produce the many volumes Hunter wrote. In Search of Origins will be open until June 1, 2018.


About Our Sponsor: The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking is located in the Renewable Bioproducts Institute at Georgia Tech. Founded by Dard Hunter, the purpose of the museum is to preserve and promote hand papermaking. Find the museum on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.


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