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Propaganda: Power and Persuasion

NOW CLOSED (ran 17 May - 17 September 2013)

 

Explore our groundbreaking exhibition on international state propaganda from the 20th and 21st centuries. From leaflet drops to tweets, for intentions good and bad.

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 was 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.