About the exhibition
The Art of Advertising tells the story of British advertising from the mid 18th century to the 1930s through an incredible collection of handbills, trade cards, novelties, posters and much more. Drawing on the Bodleian’s renowned John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera, one of the largest and most important collections of printed ephemera in the world, the exhibition will reveal how advertisements reflect social attitudes over time while showcasing some of the finest examples of advertising illustration and commercial art.
The Art of Advertising will open with a special reception and private view exclusively for Friends of the Bodleian and our partners. To receive an invitation to this reception and see the exhibition before it opens to the public, join the Friends of the Bodleian today
The Treasury, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG
The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.
Monday to Saturday - 10am-5pm
Sunday - 11am-5pm