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Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking

500 10th St NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30303 USA

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“an internationally renowned resource on the history of paper”

The Robert C. Williams American Museum of Papermaking is a research institution and public museum dedicated to the preservation of the history of paper and paper technology. Located inside the Paper Tricentennial Building at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, the museum features the largest collection of paper and paper-related artifacts in the world, including watermarks, papers, tools, machines, and manuscripts. Changing exhibits focus on paper art, and a permanent exhibit details the science and technology used in papermaking.HistoryOriginally called the Dard Hunter Paper Museum, the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum began in 1939. The original museum was created by Dard Hunter and located at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Hunter filled the museum with various artifacts representing the art of papermaking. Few people visited the museum while it was at MIT and eventually it was moved to a smaller building on campus.In 1954 the then Institute of Paper Chemistry of Appleton, Wisconsin offered the museum a prominent place on its campus. Hunter became the museum's curator, a job he held until his death in 1966.In 1989 the Institute of Paper Chemistry was relocated to Atlanta, Georgia and renamed the Institute of Paper Science and Technology. The Dard Hunter Collection was packed and moved as well.

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This hidden gem is amazing. We needed an activity after the Georgia Aquarium and lucked out by finding this place. The exhibits really brought the history of Papermaking to life, especially the... Read more

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A small but very interesting and informative history of paper. There was a special exhibition about paper marbling and animated postcards. There is paid parking in the front but if you go inside... Read more

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The laid paper wire frames! The old paper press! The papyrus samples! I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. The display text was informative without being too lenghty. I learned that there was paper... Read more

Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking

500 10th St NW
Atlanta, Georgia
30303 USA
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