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Two issues of Hand Papermaking magazine have been published every year since 1986, resulting in a unique repository of information and inspiration on the art and craft of hand papermaking. Each issue features articles on a variety of topics within the field, including: contemporary artistic approaches, craft techniques, historical topics and reference, international developments, and educational initiatives. Articles are written by experts in the field, and each magazine includes at least one unique sample of handmade paper.
Hand Papermaking Newsletter is published quarterly as a clearinghouse for subscribers. It includes timely information and listings for national and international exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and other events. The newsletter also includes classified and display advertising.
These publications are sent world-wide to a subscriber base of over 1200 individuals, museums, libraries and universities. Subscribers reflect the growing population of those interested in this field for artistic, educational and environmental reasons. Our subscriber base is made up of income groups ranging from well-to-do collectors to folks of simple means making paper at home in the kitchen. Age groups are broadly represented as well, from college students to retired college professors. The ethnic background of those interested in papermaking also varies: most parts of the world developed historic papermaking traditions and present-day adherents of all nationalities continue to explore and enhance those traditions. Hand Papermaking is an internationally respected publication. One fifth of the current subscribers are located outside of the United States, and the remainder live in 47 of the 50 states.
Because of its permanent, documentary nature, subscriptions as well as back issues of the magazine are frequently ordered and collected as part of institutional archives and reference acquisition efforts. Notable subscribers include well-known private libraries such as Grolier Club, Newberry, Getty, and Huntington; and numerous major public libraries including New York, Boston, Toronto, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Among the many international institutions collecting Hand Papermaking are the Canadian National Archives, Bibliotheque Nationale (France), British Library, Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Netherlands), and South Africa Library. The U.S. National Archives and Library of Congress are also subscribers. Dozens of major universities subscribe, including Harvard, Rutgers, Cornell, UCLA, and UC Berkeley. Museum subscribers include New York's Museum of Modern Art, The Freer Gallery, The Walters Art Gallery, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Tate Gallery and Victoria & Albert Museum in London.