An exhibition at the British Library
17 May - 17 September 2013
Adults £9 | Under 18s free | Concessions available
The White-Haired Girl
Chinese film poster (1950)
Bert, the Turtle
Leon Carr, Leo Corday & Leo Langlois (1953)
Hitler mask and skull
Franklin Roosevelt's message to young people
Mao Zedong badge (1968)
Loan from Colin Wight
Full-length portrait of Napoleon in his robes of state
Painted by J B Borely (1813)
'Pope Donkey', Deutung des Papstesels zu Rom
Philipp Melanchthon (1523)
British cartoon character from World War 2
Explore our groundbreaking exhibition on international state propaganda from the 20th and 21st centuries. From leaflet drops to tweets, for intentions good and bad. Book now!
Propaganda is all around us. It is used to fight wars and fight disease, build unity and create division. Whether monumental or commonplace, sincere or insidious, propaganda is often surprising, sometimes horrific and occasionally humorous. While it’s never neutral, it can be difficult to define and identify.
Propaganda: Power and Persuasion is the first exhibition to explore international state propaganda from the 20th and 21st centuries. From the eye-opening to the mind-boggling, from the beautiful to the surprising, posters, films, cartoons, sounds and texts reveal the myriad ways that states try to influence and persuade their citizens.
Exploring a thought-provoking range of exhibits, you will find yourselves looking anew at the messages, methods, and media used by different states - discovering how they use propaganda through time and across cultures for both power and persuasion.
Propaganda: Power and Persuasion
|Dates:||17 May - 17 Sep 2013|
|Times:||Mon - Fri: 10.00 - 18.00 (Tue: open until 20.00)|
Sat: 10.00 - 17.00
Sun: 11.00 - 17.00
|Prices:||Adults £9 | Under 18s free | Concessions available|
|Address:||The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB|
Nearest stations: King's Cross, St Pancras, Euston
How to get to the Library
|Enquiries:||email@example.com | +44 (0)1937 546546.|
|Textphone:||+44 (0)20 7387 0626||Book tickets|