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Our History 

The Morgan Conservatory is the largest arts center in the United States dedicated  to every facet of papermaking, book arts and letterpress printing and to cultivating the talents of established and emerging artists. An international destination that is free and open to the public, the Morgan Conservatory is a working studio, gallery, gathering place for the community, educational hub and purveyor of some of the finest handmade papers in the world.

Since opening to the public in 2008, the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation has been a rising star in the Cleveland arts community and the papermaking world. The Morgan Conservatory’s 15,000 square foot converted industrial space is home to professional and aspiring artists dedicated to the ancient art of papermaking, book arts and letterpress printing. The Conservatory has been transformed into an art facility with studios; an 85′ double-wall gallery; a space for community events; and a unique kozo garden was installed to grow fiber for specialized papers.

Our Vision

The Morgan Conservatory will pursue its educational and charitable purposes by serving the greater community locally, nationally and internationally with sustainable practices in an innovative green environment.


The Morgan Conservatory strives to become an internationally recognized professional paper mill, book arts center, artist residency program, gallery and teaching museum.

The Morgan Conservatory will set the standard for the integration of sustainable environments and working methods into the papermaking and book arts practices.

Our Mission Statement

Through teaching historical and innovative papermaking and the art of the book; and producing handmade papers – The Morgan educates, mentors, and inspires emerging and established artists, students, and community members to create.

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