Paper Collections in Europe

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Paper Collections outside Europe

United States of America


The Carriage House Paper Museum

The museum is part of the Research Institute of Paper History and Technology, founded in 1995 by papermaker and paper historian Elaine Koretsky.
It houses a tremendous collection of books, handmade paper and artifacts used in the making of paper, much of which has been collected by the Koretsky family (Elaine with her husband Dr. Sidney Koretsky and their daughter Donna Koretsky Reina) over the past thirty five years.

The first floor of the Carriage House contains an active papermaking studio. Its main purpose focuses on the processes and technology of hand papermaking, emphasizing the making of paper for specific purposes, including paper as the basis of art forms.
The second floor of the Carriage House features an exhibition of rare books dealing with historical papermaking, handmade papers that represent nearly every part of the world and tools and equipment that have been used for making paper over the centuries.
Address: Evans Road 8
Brookline (near Boston), Massachusetts 02146-2116
tel. +1-617.232 1636
fax +1-617.277 7719

The New York Public Library

Paper History Department / Leonard B. Schlosser Collection
Address: Fifth Avenue & 42nd Street
The NPL houses the private paperhistorical collection of former IPH vice-president Leonard B. Schlosser
This collection of approximately 3,000 books, drawings and other items from 770 A.D. to the present day documents the history of papermaking through reference books, paper samples and specimen books. Items from The Schlosser Collection are available in the Print Collection with 24 hours notice.
Visit the library's website .

Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking

The Robert C. Williams American 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.
Address: c/o Institute of Paper Science and Technology
500 10th Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30318.

The Crane Museum of Papermaking

The museum is run by Crane & Co. and is housed in Crane’s 1844 Old Stone Mill in Westfield, Mass. The museum, first opened in the autumn of 1930, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The one-story building is pleasantly situated on the banks of the Housatonic River, which supplied the water to wash the rags and drive the machinery of the early Crane mills. Tel. +1-413.6846481
Visit their website on internet.


Japan Paper Museum in Ino

The Paper Museum was built in 1985 in the small town of Ino in Kochi prefecture, to preserve the traditions and ways of making the handmade Japanese paper known as "Tosa-shi" and to train successors to continue the craft. "Tosa-shi" means the washi of Tosa (the previous name of Kochi prefecture). This town, blessed with rich, verdant natural surroundings and clear water, is an ideal place for Japanese washi papermaking.
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Hansol paper museum

This first paper museum in Korean history was opened on Oct. 21, 1997


Su Ho Memorial Paper Museum

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