Propaganda: Power and Persuasion

We are now fully booked for Propaganda: Power and Persuasion workshops, including self guided visits.

Private View for Schools on Wednesday 18 September 2013 (fully booked)

Due to the popularity of the Propaganda exhibition with students and teachers, a special private view for school groups will take place on Wednesday 18 September 2013. On this day, the exhibition will be open to pre-booked school groups only at the following times:

10.30-12.00 (Fully booked)

11.30-13.00 (Fully booked)

12.00-13.30 (Fully booked)

13.00-14.30 (Fully booked)


Suitable for: Year 7 – 13

Available: Monday - Friday from 17 May until 17 September 2013

Time: 10.30-12pm,1-2.30pm and 3.30-5pm

Length: 90 minutes

Group size: minimum 10, maximum 40 per session

Subjects and Key Skills

History, Citizenship, Government and Politics, Sociology

Propaganda: Power and Persuasion

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, students will find themselves 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.

Workshops for students will take place in the exhibition and include a series of creative activities led by one of our workshop leaders.

Sisterhood and After

To complement your visit to the Propaganda: Power and Persuasion exhibition, we’re offering groups the chance to join Social Sciences curator Polly Russell discussing the history of feminism in the 1960s and 1970s. Polly is the British Library lead on Sisterhood and After, a project and website to create the UK’s first ever oral history archive of the Women’s Liberation Movement.

Using extracts from films and oral histories with feminist activists, Polly will explore the relation between gender, ideology and propaganda, why feminism emerged as a counter-culture movement in the 1970s, and the movement’s aims and achievements.

This 30 minute session is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays until 17 September 2013. If you’d like to book this session before or after your Propaganda workshop, please indicate this on the booking form.

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