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: A Life with Paper
Dard Hunter, the founder of the Paper Museum, traveled extensively around the world to learn about hand papermaking. This exhibit features some of the artifacts gathered on his travels, providing insight into an important figure in the history of hand papermaking.
Born in 1883, Hunter witnessed a global transformation in production of many goods, including paper. By the mid-1930s, he collected over 10,000 artifacts related to the history of paper and papermaking. In this exhibit, discover some of the gems of his collection.