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Petition to Save the London Type Museum

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The London Type Museum is the most comprehensive type museum in the world. Its collections are vast, representing nearly all of the world\'s written languages in their historic printed form. It is a timeline in letters, a record of printed history from the earliest days through the present. It is also the last place where Monotype technicians continue to manually cut typefaces. Visitors to this unique working museum have been able to watch as type is cast, view presses in action and engage in hands-on workshops. The importance of the museum as an educational resource and source of inspiration for today\'s designers is immeasurable. These valuable collections are now in danger of being broken up and dispersed to the Science Museum and the V&A, where they will likely be placed in storage. This petition will be presented to the Trustees of the Type Museum as evidence that the public does not want to see this unique museum closed. Please show your support!


A group of supporters and former staff have organised the Type Museum Society with the aim of securing a future for these collections. Visit for more information.

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