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Posters, Politics, Protest: British Political Posters

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CONFERENCE: In the run-up to the General Election 2015, curators, campaigners and designers will explore the significance of the poster to 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.

This conference will examine the issues raised by collecting and interpreting material with strong political resonance. Which iconic posters have influenced our vote? What should we collect now and how should we record contextual material?

Come and debate these issues at the People’s History Museum Manchester (PHM), organised in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).


People’s History Museum Manchester (PHM)

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