Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn presents more than 50 examples of action-packed constructions and inspired works of art spanning 500 years. We hope exhibition visitors will experience these rarely seen treasures as their creators intended—as remarkable works that calculate, educate, entertain, and amaze.

dance of the tunnel

The Dance of the Tunnel Book

Tunnel books or peep shows are a series of cut-paper panels placed one behind the other, creating the illusion of depth a

the pop up book of sports

Page Turners in Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn

Pop-up mechanisms—which allow certain elements to pop up from the surface of a book page—are just some of the paper construction types highlighted in the Libraries’ exhibit, Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn, on view in the Libraries’ gallery at the National Museum of American History

bee image from a pop up book

The Fascinating Art of Paper Engineering ... Installing the Exhibit

The fascinating art of paper engineering is the focus of a new exhibit that is on display in the

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Animation Gallery for Fold, Pull, Pop, Turn

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