Thursday, 18 September 2014

British Political Posters 1914-2014

Politics, Posters, Protest: British Political Posters 1914-2014
THE People’s History Museum is delighted to be hosting an exciting conference, ‘Politics, Posters, Protest: British Political Posters 1914-2014’ on Friday 10 October 2014, organised in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum (V & A) and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).
Posters have been used in every general election of the 20th century. In the run up to the general election 2015, curators, campaigners and designers will explore the significance of the poster to the past, current and future British political debate.
Topics will include the history of posters, design as activism, the management and manipulation of billboards, subversions and internet spoofs and the influence of new media on how political posters are conceived and deployed.
Confirmed speakers include Jeremy Sinclair, founder of Saatchi & Saatchi and creator of many of the Conservative Party’s most famous adverts, and Peter Kennard, Senior Research Reader in Photography, Art and the Public Domain at the Royal College of Art, best known for the images he created for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) in the 1970s-80s.
Come and debate posters at this exciting event at the People’s History Museum.
For full programme and booking details, please visit our website:
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About People’s History Museum
People’s History Museum is a national museum telling the story of the development of democracy in Britain - ‘there have always been ideas worth fighting for’. The museum is based in Spinningfields in Manchester city centre. The Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) is one of the museum’s main funders.
For further information, images and interviews, please contactKaren Moore or Daisy Nicholson at People’s History Museum on 0161 838 9190 or /
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1 comment:

Jan said...

Thanks Brian

Much appreciated