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The Hands-on Museum

From papyrus to paper

What's so special about paper? Paper – one of mankind's most ingenious inventions – has been used for centuries for recording, storing and disseminating information. We explain the history, production and use of paper, and also other writing materials. Because before paper had been invented, people used other writing materials such as wax tablets, papyrus and parchment.

Activity: Paper figures and other works of art can be made from different types of paper using special folding techniques. You can also try your hand at origami paper folding.

Age: from class three

Curriculum link: Personal and Social Education, art

Information and reservation:

Phone: +49 341 2271-324

Last update: 23.6.2017

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