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Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking

History of Papermaking Exhibit featuring glass chases of artifacts

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 remark-able 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.

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Location & Hours

Address:

500 10th St NW

Atlanta, GA 30332

Hours:

9:00 am -5:00 pm ET, Monday - Friday (the Museum is closed all Georgia Tech holidays)

NOTE:  The main gallery will be closed Thursday, August 19 through Friday, September 17 due to building repairs. The George Mead Education Center, which details the industrialization of papermaking, will remain open during that time.

The museum will be completely closed Thursday, August 26 and Friday, August 27 to accommodate construction needs.

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Directions

The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking is located at 10th and Hemphill, on the main floor of the Renewable Bioproducts Institute at Georgia Tech, a large 5-story red brick building, located across the street from Rocky Mountain Pizza and Sublime Doughnuts. A large column with “Georgia Institute of Technology” stands at the corner of the property.

From the Airport or I-75/I-85 Northbound: exit at Exit 250 (Tenth Street - Fourteenth Street - Georgia Tech). Turn left at the exit light on Tenth Street. Go about 3⁄4 mile, crossing Hemphill Avenue. Turn LEFT into the first driveway. A small sign at the drive indicates the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking.

From I-75 or I-85 Southbound: I-75: take Exit 250 (Sixteenth Street - Fourteenth Street - Tenth Street), I-85 take Exit 84 (17th Street - 14th Street - 10th Street). Follow the signs south on Techwood Drive to Tenth Street. Take Tenth Street westbound (turn right). Go about 3⁄4 mile, crossing Hemphill Avenue. Turn LEFT into the first driveway. A small sign at the drive indicates the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking.

Parking

Two-hour parking is available in the lot in front of the museum. Download the Parkmobile app to pay. Parking is $2 per hour, plus a $0.35 transaction fee.

Please let us know in advance how many buses and other vehicles are coming so we can arrange parking passes. Large school buses should pull into the driveway and offload all students at the pedestrian crossing. Buses can then park in the lot. Buses should NOT attempt to drive around the fountain in the forecourt. Mini-buses, vans, and passenger vehicles may unload in the forecourt and then move vehicles to the parking lot.