International Printing Museum Appoints New President
Press release from the issuing company
April 09, 2008 -- The International Printing Museum Foundation, Carson, California, has appointed industry veteran Dan Freedland as President of its Board of Trustees. Freedland concurrently serves as Vice President of Business Development for Costa Mesa-based Primary Color, one of Southern California's leading providers of printing, prepress and marketing automation services. In his role as President of the Board, Freedland will be leading the International Printing Museum's development and growth over the next two years.
The International Printing Museum houses one of the world's most significant collections of antique printing equipment and brings it to life through working demonstrations and theater presentations. Since 1988, over 400,000 visitors have toured the museum, learning about the history of books and printing, the great inventions and inventors that have changed our world.
The "Museum on Wheels" program, featuring a colonial printing shop and an actor portraying Ben Franklin, now reaches 25,000 elementary and middle school students annually throughout California and Arizona. The Museum's recently-inaugurated Book Arts Institute provides hands-on experience for those interested in reviving the traditional crafts of typesetting, composition, letterpress and stone lithography. The Museum's extensive library serves the community by providing valuable manuscripts, literature and other examples of fine printing from years past.
The International Printing Museum is located at 315 Torrance Blvd., Carson, California 90745. 310/515-7166. http://www.printmuseum.org. For tour or other information, please contact Mark Barbour, Executive Director and Curator
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