Word & Image - A Brief History of Printing
|Date||Occurs 17/01/2019 - 27/04/2019|
|Time||During opening hours|
The development of printing allowed people to reproduce written words and images cheaply. It enabled individuals across the world to share these words and images with huge numbers of their fellow human beings long before the internet was dreamt of.
The impact which printing technologies have had on our culture over the past 600 years is difficult to overestimate. Featuring prints, paintings and artefacts from East Ayrshire Council’s own collections, this exhibition considers the many different ways in which craftsmen, artists and communicators have used the wide range of print technologies which have become available to them over the centuries.
The exhibition will also focus on the story of the local newspaper – the Cumnock Chronicle. Established in 1901, it was the first locally managed, produced and printed newspaper in Cumnock. Although its offices are now based outside the town, to this day, the Chronicle remains Cumnock's own newspaper.
- 3 Lugar Street
- East Ayrshire
- KA18 1AD
- Tel: 01290 427084
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