Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre, Shanghai

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4.4/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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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  • 在中国提起文革,在今天的中国,大家还是避而不谈的。因为很多原因。但是该博物馆主人却是那么勇敢,坦诚的把他和他的朋友收藏的文革等物件都展出,这是一件多么不容易的事情。 参观后还有很多纪念品,仿制品可以购买。 
  • The posters give a brilliant insight into China's history; it's cleverly laid out so you can follow the history through the posters. Even if you didn't know anything about China's history it is worth ...  read more »
  • First off, getting there is tricky: you will arrive at a gate and think that it is not there... It is - enter the apartment complex and walk in a shoe horse shape around the complex. Someone would hav...  read more »
  • 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
  • The idea is very good. The content is rich and really nice. Unfortunately the "museum" desperately needs more space as it can for sure show more. Really worth it, especially for people from Eastern Europe (ex-comunist countries) to compare the propaganda of the far eastern comrades :)
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