Entrance to the international Paper Museum.
Dong sewing bags, Guizhou province, China. Photo: Kathleen Tyler.
Exhibition at the International Paper Museum.
Hand Papermaking Magazine's 25th Anniversary Surprise party, at the International Paper Museum, 2011.
Spirit paper made of bamboo fiber, from Guizhou province, China. Photo: Kathleen Tyler.
Goldbeater's packet of paper, wrapped in deerskin, Mandalay, Myanmar.
Folded Burmese money, used in donation ceremonies, Taungyi, Myanmar.
Tattoo books made from mulberry fiber, Inle lake, Myanmar.
International Paper Museum
The International Paper Museum is sponsored by the Research Institute of Paper History and Technology, a 501(C)(3) non-profit education organization established in 1994. This 1200 square foot space, opened in 2008, features exhibitions from the institute's permanent collection of rare books dealing with historical papermaking, handmade papers that represent nearly every part of the world, and tools and equipment that have been used for making paper over the centuries.
"Traditional Papermaking in Burma" Exhibit
We are excited to be presenting this exhibition of papermaking tools, paper, books, photographs and folk art from one of our favorite countries. Everything on display has been collected by Donna and Elaine Koretsky during their many trips to Burma (now called Myanmar) beginning in 1982.