Museo della Carta e della Filigrana

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Museo della Carta e della Filigrana

Museo della Carta e della Filigrana
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The visit to the Paper & Watermark Museum, duration of about 1 hour, consists of a guided tour by guides that speak Italian, English, French, Spanish and German. The program includes a live demonstration of hand-made paper, performed by the Museum's Master paper makers, viewing the antique watermarks from the 13th Century to modern day, and a film on the history of paper in Fabriano. The Museum also provides a furnished bookshop where it is possible to purchase paper products, produced in the Museum's mediaeval paper mill, artistic watermarks (white-shaded), albums, diaries, publications and much more. · It is also possible to make reservations for guided tours of the city that gave birth to Gentile da Fabriano, Palazzo del Podestà, Teatro Gentile, Portico dei Vasari, Oratorio della Carità, etc., and the 'Pinacoteca Molajoli' to the suburbs and various sites of tourist interest (abbeys, museums, archaeological excavations, Frasassi Caves, natural parks, etc.).
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Largo Fratelli Spacca 2, 60044, Fabriano Italy
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igrnz
Wellington, New Zealand72 contributions
Very interesting and informative
Sep 2019
We visited this not knowing what it was all about. we found it very interesting and we learned a lot about paper making and it's history in Fabriano and Europe. There was a video presentation and a practical example of the old way they made paper. We enjoyed it.
Written April 4, 2020
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LJu
Sinj, Croatia28 contributions
A treat for historians
Aug 2019 • Friends
A very interesting museum in a lovely town. The museum intrigued me as I study History and one of the subjects observes the history and dealing with documents of various types, the materials that they’re made of, the scripts and of course the watermarks. So, it was a great opportunity for me to see the process of making paper and to see the watermarks.
Our guide was friendly and clearly explained everything that she talked about.
Besides the paper and the watermarks, the museum has a collection of artwork made on paper from Fabriano and other exhibits.
The shop has lots of products; bookmarks and artwork printed on Fabriano paper caught my eye.
To conclude, a real treat for a historian and history students, also enjoyable for anyone interested in learning something new about a material that impacts our life greatly.
Written August 15, 2019
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Donald C
Edinburgh, UK10 contributions
Worth visiting
Aug 2019 • Family
For many folk who use or like quality paper, the town of Fabriano is world famous. This reputation was what took us hours out of our way to visit. Having a museum remote from the factory makes sense especially as the factory, printing currency and legal documentation would need to be high security. We weren't sure if the building the museum is housed in was significant to paper making, however it is fairly well laid out. Exhibitions including watermarking at first floor and the paper making process at ground floor. Staff were helpful and kind and went out of their way to assist us with finding a retail outlet for a specific Fabriano paper we needed. This was half a km away. It seemed odd that the museum's retail potential was not better exploited for visitors- given the international brand strength of Fabriano, it felt a huge opportunity sits undeveloped here.
The design formed around the courtyard pool is cooling, and the ambience feels appropriate historically. Some routine tidying up and repair work is now needed to the building and the exhibits and a refresh of the experience might be considered, but the helpful capable staff more than made up for it. Definitely recommend a visit.
Written August 3, 2019
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3141ND
Australia10 contributions
Disinterested and rude
Jun 2019 • Friends
An unfortunate gentleman on the desk who was simply rude and provided no direction or information. All staff encountered on the visit were the same, ignored you and were disdainful. No opening hour on the door outside, so when you arrive and it is closed you cannot know when to return. A place that has a negative attitude to international tourists. Also they charged another guest with a disability the full price even thought there was no capacity to accommodate her needs. Hardly worthy of UNESCO recognition.
Written June 6, 2019
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Ashlyn W
Florence, Italy4 contributions
Educational field trip
Mar 2019 • Friends
I really enjoyed learning about the paper making process and the history that goes behind it. The live demos really helped you visualize the labor that would go into making paper. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and provided a great experience. Overall i would recommend this tour to anyone going through this town.
Written May 6, 2019
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Sara
7 contributions
Great Educational Moment
Mar 2019 • Friends
My peers and I were shown around this museum which gave us great insight into how paper is made. We were shown how a watermark is created on paper. There was an interactive process of how paper has been made at different dates in history. This was a great educational experience that I would recommend to anyone looking to learn more about the history of paper making.
Written April 4, 2019
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Daniel B
Florence, Italy3 contributions
Unique Experience
Mar 2019 • Friends
A staff member brought our group through the different rooms where they create their own watermarked paper. It was a very interesting experience to say the least. All of the traditional machines were preserved and we were even shown a live demonstration of the process.
Written March 14, 2019
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Sophia E
11 contributions
Interesting and enjoyable experience
Mar 2019 • Friends
In this experience, you are taken through the ins and outs of paper making. It's very hands-on and interactive, making it one of the most fun historic museums I've been to. You get to make paper, help put it through the drying process, etc. I would definitely recommend this informational experience.
Written March 11, 2019
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Cindy B
Decatur, GA20 contributions
Museo della Carta e della Filligrana
Dec 2017 • Business
This is a fun place to learn history and Papermaking. The original equipment from hand Papermaking in the 1300s is featured in the museum. This is the original location where they invented light and shade watermarks which have turned into a unique art form. Well worth the visit.
Written November 7, 2018
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Luisa M
Brisbane, Australia7 contributions
A little bit of history.
Jul 2018 • Friends
The staff were very knowledgeable at this site and the demonstration was very interesting. Worth a look for something different.
Written October 3, 2018
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Museo della Carta e della Filigrana is open:
  • Tue - Sun 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Tue - Thu 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM