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The visit to the Paper & Watermark Museum, duration of about 1 hour and 15 minutes, 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...more
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...More
Though a museum dedicated to paper might seem a bit too specialised this place is great. Fabriano has been one the main paper making areas of Europe for 700 years and this museum shows how the processes and organisation and technology have changed over time....More
The museum is housed in an ex monastery and apart from the introductory video on recycling materials, I learned a lot about papermaking and its history. There is also a quick demonstration on papermaking which is really interesting. I recommend it especially if you are...More
I teach in a study abroad program in Italy and I took a group of students to this museum. Just lovely in every way. We had a tour in English that was knowledgeable. My students and I saw a demonstration on how paper was made,...More
This was a highlight of our visit to Italy. The history of paper was extensive and informative, but the best part was the live demonstration exactly as it was done eight hundred years ago.
Very highly recommended!
A great history of paper making from China 100 BC to Italy 1300’s and up to modern times. It has working machinery from the 18th century, and demonstration of early hand made methods of making paper from rags. There are many exhibits of ancient papers...More
Paper making has been the local "craft" of the region for centuries and this museum doesn't just tell the story, it let's you get "hands on" as well! Completely unasked for, a personalised guide took us around and actively demonstrated the methods and machinery involved....More