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English translation: printing firm and museum in Leipzig

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German term or phrase:Offizin
English translation:printing firm and museum in Leipzig
Entered by: John Kinory
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14:16 Oct 21, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
German term or phrase: Offizin
This may be a proper name - a museum or similar in Leipzig.
John Kinory
Local time: 17:29
printing firm and museum in Leipzig
Explanation:
According to Duden, an "Offizin" is a:

1. pharmacy
2. large printing firm
3. pantry room
4. workshop

In Leipzig there is a famous printing firm established by Günter Dietz. There is also a museum/gallery in the building. Maybe that is what you want. Here is their URL:

http://www.inn-salzach.de/~insa0336/dietz/deutsch/offizin.ht...

"Günter Dietz hat die Druckerei und den Verlag Günter Dietz GmbH OFFIZIN gegründet. Auch die Einrichtung des „Ersten Imaginären Museums, Sammlung Günter Dietz“ im Jahre 1979 geht auf seine Initiative zurück. In beiden, Offizin wie Museum, erfüllte sich das Lebenswerk von Günter Dietz. Das Imaginäre Museum beherbergt Nachschöpfungen von Werken der europäischen bildenden Kunst vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart."

- HTH - Dan
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Dan McCrosky
Local time: 18:29
Grading comment
Thanks to both of you, but one had to be first :-)
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naprinting worksEva Gerkrath
naprinting firm and museum in LeipzigDan McCrosky


  

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printing firm and museum in Leipzig


Explanation:
According to Duden, an "Offizin" is a:

1. pharmacy
2. large printing firm
3. pantry room
4. workshop

In Leipzig there is a famous printing firm established by Günter Dietz. There is also a museum/gallery in the building. Maybe that is what you want. Here is their URL:

http://www.inn-salzach.de/~insa0336/dietz/deutsch/offizin.ht...

"Günter Dietz hat die Druckerei und den Verlag Günter Dietz GmbH OFFIZIN gegründet. Auch die Einrichtung des „Ersten Imaginären Museums, Sammlung Günter Dietz“ im Jahre 1979 geht auf seine Initiative zurück. In beiden, Offizin wie Museum, erfüllte sich das Lebenswerk von Günter Dietz. Das Imaginäre Museum beherbergt Nachschöpfungen von Werken der europäischen bildenden Kunst vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart."

- HTH - Dan


Dan McCrosky
Local time: 18:29
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1541
Grading comment
Thanks to both of you, but one had to be first :-)

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50 mins
printing works


Explanation:
Offizin is an obsolete word for "Buchdruckerei" (but also for "Apotheke"). I suppose it has become part of the name of the printing works over the years (Offizin Haag Drugulin, Offizin Oswald Schmidt in Leipzig). HTH, Eva


Eva Gerkrath
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Local time: 18:29
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 54

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