Current Exhibitions

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Permanent Exhibit


The museum's permanent exhibition traces the fascinating history of papermaking from its earliest antecedents through the advanced thechology of today-- from ancient Sumerian cuneiform tablets and Egyptian papyrus scrolls to the watermarked papers of Italy to the high-tech machinery of the modern paper industry.

George Mead Education Gallery


"From Hand to Machine: The Evolution of Papermaking", is featured in the George W. Mead Paper Education Center. The exhibit details the evolution of science and technology in papermaking, showcasing artifacts from the 1300s to paper made in space aboard the space shuttle Columbia.

The Green Gallery


This exhibition explores the relationship between people, the environment, and paper.

In Search of Origins: The Research and Scholarship of Dard Hunter

October 13, 2017 - June 1, 2018

Museum founder Dard Hunter traveled around the world investigating and documenting hand papermaking techniques and traditions. The results of his travels were distilled into books which introduced audiences to the world of paper. Hunter wrote twenty books on papermaking, eight of which are wholly hand made.