Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, Shanghai

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Art Gallery
Experience a slice of Maoist propaganda at Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, a private collection of 20th-century original posters charting a significant period of China's history. Gain an insight into the visual rhetoric of the infamous communist leaders from thousands of posters spread across two rooms, focusing on images of the Cultural Revolution. A specialty gift shop sells reproduction posters, Mao-era antiquities, and original artworks. Put Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Shanghai itinerary builder.
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  • my visit to the propoganda museum was a spur of the moment descion that delivered nore that what I had anticipated. The admission of 25RMB was value for money. My main reason for going was to take a l...  more »
  • Beautiful collection of posters relating to advertising and propaganda. The exhibition is in the basement of a house inside a compound and is not an easy walk to the metro. Upon entering the compound asking the guard this delivers a business card with the map to reach the exposure. Interesting and complete the book on poster that sells own. Should be valued more.
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  • There is a lot of history told through this private collection of propaganda posters. I believe the posters start from the early 40s through the 80s. Although the museum is small, this is actually a b...  more »
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  • It's pretty small but neat. Costs 25 RMB now, which it is worth.
  • Excellent museum but a little hard to find. Great gift shop as well.
  • A gem of a museum. It's in a residential area hidden away in the basement of an apartment complex but worth the trouble of finding it.
  • Really cool place to spend a few hours. The posters are offered with descriptions in French and English. While you'll get more out of it if you know some Chinese history, one can enjoy the posters on a strict esthetic level
  • A true gem of a small museum located in the basement of a non-descript apartment block. Brilliant small exhibition and a gift shop where you can buy genuine posters from the 1950s to today. My favourite poster was entitled: "People's commune is great. Make efforts as great as the sky and set records as high as satellite."