Paper Museum Teaches Papermaking at Georgia Tech Science and Engineering Day
Mar 20, 2023 —
The Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking of the Renewable Bioproducts Institute (RBI) at Georgia Tech participated in the second annual Georgia Tech Science and Engineering Day during the Atlanta Science Festival. The festival is celebrating its tenth-year highlighting science, technology and engineering to Atlanta-area children. Over 1,500 parents and children from across the metro area attended the educational and fun-filled event on March 11th at Georgia Tech.
The museum staff and volunteers set up a hands-on papermaking booth that allowed young attendees to explore the process of papermaking and make their own sheet of paper. Virginia Howell, director of the Roberts C. Williams Museum of Paper Making said, “the paper museum is delighted to be part of the Georgia Tech Science and Engineering Day. It's a great opportunity for people to learn more about the paper museum and get hands-on experience in making a sheet of paper to take home. We offer workshops, classes, and tours to students across the state of Georgia. Kids have been lined up all day to participate at our tables today.”
With a mission to collect, preserve, increase, and disseminate knowledge about papermaking - past, present and future, the museum, located in the Paper Tricentennial Building of Georgia Tech houses the most comprehensive collection of paper and paper-related artifacts in the world including over 100,000 artifacts of manuscripts, rare books, prints, hand and industrial paper making tools and equipment and paper samples. A variety of tours, workshops and artists’ lectures catering to audiences ranging from Pre-K-12 students to adults is offered by the museum.