Bodoni Museum Museo Bodoniano

This museum is located on the top floor of the Pilotta Palace. It is dedicated to Giambattista Bodoni’s typographical work.

In 1768, Bodoni was given the task of managing the royal printing house in Parma and he was able to change it into an international printing centre with extremely good technical results.

The museum keeps a great deal of type blocks, punches, master copies, original dies, manuscripts and tools for a total amount of 80.000 pieces.
The most valuable work, considering the scarcity of its editions and the date of its publication, is the Greek version of the Book of Iliad dating to 1808.

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