From Jikji to Gutenberg

From Jikji to Gutenberg is an international collaboration of 30+ historians, material specialists, conservators and scientists who are working together to define the technical similarities and differences between the 42-line Gutenberg Bible (printed in 1455) and the Korean book called Jikji (printed 70+ years earlier in 1377), the oldest extant example of a book printed from moveable metal type. The project will culminate with an international exhibit in 2027 intended to properly acknowledge the significance of the Korean accomplishment on the 650th anniversary of the printing of Jikji.