Andy Volpe — The Klein Collection and Highlights of the Museum of Printing
The Klein Collection and Highlights of the Museum of Printing
During the Dark Days of the Pandemic, the Museum of Printing in Haverhill MA recieved a donation of a large private collection of prints. Since then, Andy Volpe has been slowly cataloging and identifying these prints which has turned out to be on the order of some 5,000 prints dating from the 1490s to 1960s and encompasing examples of all types of Graphic and Illustrative methods in Printing, such as Woodcut, Engraving, Lithography. There are several themes presented in the collection as well, including Morals, Fables, Biblical, Science and Technology. The collection has turned out to include some substantial pieces in Printing history. Andy will also showcase highlights in the Museum’s collections that pair with the Klein collection.
[Recorded on August 12, 2023]
Andy Volpe (andyvolpe.com) is an artist, historical printer, and living history presenter. Since 2010 he has worked with Gary Gregory at the Printing Office of Edes & Gill Boston, researching and replicating the engravings of Paul Revere using the same techniques he did. He is also active with the Museum of Printing in Haverhill as a presenter, researcher, and collections manager. Andy is also well-known for his Roman Legionary presentations, which he has been doing since 2002 and is active with several living history groups spanning Rome, 1470s, 1630s, and 1860s.