The temporary "Posters on media history" exhibition is continuing to attract high levels of interest and it has therefore been decided to extend it until 5 January 2014.
Illustrating over 100 years of media history, the show features for the first time a selection of 100 posters taken from the Museum's collections. The primary focus is upon poster adverts for traditional and modern media, covering everything from books, newspapers and journals, writing instruments, radio and television, book exhibitions and series of readings through to social media platforms. Regardless of whether they are advertising publications, inks or Twitter – posters represent seismographs and mirrors of social developments. Their purpose and main advantage: the message is understood instantly at the moment of viewing. (poster: Aaron Wood, USA)
Guided tour of the temporary exhibition: At 15:00 on Saturday: 4 January 2014