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Exhibition Online: Seen to be believed: the power of propaganda posters


Venue: L3, Au Shue Hung Memorial Library
Date: 17 Mar - 11 Apr, 2023
*If you do not have access to the Library and wish to visit the exhibition, please contact us to make arrangement.
*Exhibition will be closed 30 minutes before the Library closes. Library opening hours here.
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About the Exhibition


There is so much to discover across the Library's poster collection, especially propaganda posters. This selection from socialist countries, including the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, North Korea, Cuba, and East Germany, shows how effectively these regimes disseminated and strengthened political ideology through images and slogans. The vibrant and daring designs bring out clearly defined themes such as revolution, power of the workers, soldiers in action, devotion to the state, and anti-Americanism. In particular, the North Korean posters focus on military might and garnering support for the state; and while the October Revolution is a major topic for the Russian posters, a few promote peace and disarmament.

Virtual Exhibition

Exhibition Highlights