The Art of Advertising activity day

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The Art of Advertising activity day

  28 March 2020 

  12 – 4pm   


The Art of Advertising activity day

Drop-in for a day of ephemeral fun based around our new exhibition The Art of Advertising. Meet the exhibition curators, researchers and printing experts to discover something unexpected about those pieces of paper most people just throw away.


Blackwell Hall, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible


We regret that this event has been cancelled

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The Art of Advertising 

  5 March – 30 August 2020

The Art of Advertising tells the story of early advertising communication through an  incredible collection of handbills, trade and greeting cards, novelties, posters and much more. Drawing from 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 reveals how advertisements reflect social attitudes over time while showcasing some of the finest examples of advertising illustration and commercial art.

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