Lenningen: Paper Museum / Scheufelen

We were met by a wonderful tour guide, brought to the Museum especially to take care of her English-speaking visitors. Inge Sailor spent the better part of four hours showing us the museum, explaining the history, and then taking us to the Scheufelen headquarters where we were given some wonderful publications and paper samples. She even took time to show us the centuries-old church in the center of town.Here is some background:

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The name, Scheufelen, has long stood for an artistic manner of handling the material, paper. On the occasion of the 100 year anniversary of Adolf Scheufelen's creation of art printing paper, the Museum for Paper and Book Art was established as a foundation. Since its opening in the year 1992, predominantly book and paper creations by contemporary German artists have been exhibited here. The aim of the museum is to awaken an interest in the topic of art and paper. Visit the Museum for Paper and Book Art in the old Oberlenningen "Schlössle“ (little castle)!
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Interestingly, we had expected a history of paper, but the museum instead was a showcase for fine art which has been created from paper - everything from prints to books to sculpture.