Mark Osborne has been named Executive Director of The Printing Museum in Houston. Osborne took over the duties from Interim Executive Director Amanda Stevenson on August 18, after serving as Director of the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum at Lamar University in Beaumont.
The Printing Museum was founded as the Museum of Printing History in 1979 by four printers intent on sharng knowledge about printing’s contribution to the development of the civilized world and the continuing advancement of freedom and literacy. The rambling organization on West Gray St. sponsors exhibitions, workshops, artist residencies and a small permanent display of historical printing technology. The museum will host Zinefest Houston, dedicated to underground DIY media and art on October 4, and the 12th annual Houston Book Fair on November 8.