The Printing and art print making museum in Lodi Andrea Schiavi (Museo della Stampa e Stampa d’Arte a Lodi Andrea Schiavi), opened in June 2008, is situated in the premises of the ex Lodigraph printing house (about 2000 m2), which worked up until the eighties of the XX century.
Here, in one of the most picturesque areas of medieval Lodi, the passion, abilities and enterprising qualities of its main conceiver, Andrea Schiavi, , and the help of experts, have performed the miracle of giving life to a real museum dedicated to the history of printing over the centurie, from xylography to chalcography, from serigraphy to typography, from lithography to offset printing, up to the digital revolution. The exhibition area has intentionally retained the original architectural characteristics of an old refurbished printing house, where visitors can immerse themselves and smell the history of printing, which is history of civilization: from the invention of movable types to the coming of computers.
A journey around the world of traditional letterpress printing
In this magical spot, which gives off subtle emotions and feelings, a large collection of antique printing machinery has been restored and is preserved, heritage of Man’s inventiveness and skills (some pieces date back to the XVI century) ,so “revolutionary” to look modern to our eyes.
Even though you might be unfamiliar with the magical world of printing, you will be allowed to discover and appreciate how it works simply by walking in the wide galleries whose main aim is to increase awareness of the enchanting history and skills of the printing craft.