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European Union (EU) Posters Collection

A collection of posters relating to various aspects of European integration purchased by the Library in collaboration with the Department of Politics, Languages & International Studies (PoLIS) and the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences as a teaching and research resource for academic staff and students.

Selected to give a representative overview, the posters feature the languages of most European countries, but focus mainly on French, German, Italian, Spanish and English. They cover a wide range of political and social issues, from the environment to immigration, in a European context, documenting the visual communication of information, ideas and agenda to audiences across the continent. Used to convey complex, sometimes fairly abstract, messages to large groups of people, they provide a colourful snapshot of a particular moment in European history.

Most of the posters, which date from the 1990s through to 2012, were produced by or for the European Union; a smaller number were produced by those opposed to it. As part of an evolving European culture, they present views of a common identity while also evidencing the continuing individuality of European Union member states.

Size: Approximately 140 posters.

  

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Items from the European Union (EU) Posters Collection may be consulted in the Library between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. You are strongly advised to make an appointment before you visit.

All enquiries should be directed to: Lizzie Richmond, University Archivist
The Library
University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath BA2 7AY

E-mail: E.Richmond@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 383464 (internal ext. 3464)