The first ever screen printing museum has been unveiled in Filderstadt, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is already being treated as a “beacon of the history of artistic screen printing”. The museum showcases the famous “Domberger Collection”.
Michael Domberger is a past president of FESPA. “Luitpold Domberger and his son Michael have significantly advanced the development of artistic screen printing and its technical possibilities,” Ina Penßler, Head of the Filderstadt office describes the importance of the collection.
The new and exciting museum will be a striking factory building in Plattenhardt, where key insights focused on the history and present artistic screen printing can be experienced. The museum showcases the well-known “Domberger Collection”.
It may be noted that in 2009, the state of Baden-Württemberg acquired the “cultural treasure” of the Filderstadt-based screen-printing company Domberger which has been made available on a loan basis. The museum focuses on preserving, publishing and exhibiting the collection.
According to Ina Penßler, the aim of the new Filderstadt Museum is to appeal to a wider range of people who are interested either in art, the history of art, local history or screen printing practice. Exhibitions will be developed, compiled, and then presented from the rich Domberger collection (with around 2,000 individual pieces) alongside pieces by other cultural workers.
The opening show will be held from 22nd May – 14th August 2022 at Uhlbergstraße 36 to 40 (the same place as the traditional Domberger company). In addition to the treasures of the Domberger collection, the Serigrafie-Museum Filderstadt showcases new contemporary art.