Thursday, October 08, 2009
3,000 AIDS posters catalogued (UK)
"A project to catalogue and digitise the Wellcome Library's collection of 3,000 international AIDS posters has just been completed. Forming one of the fourth largest collections in the world, almost all the posters were acquired from a single collector based in Amsterdam. They derive from 99 countries and include a staggering 75 different languages. The two largest collections come from the USA and Germany. Posters from the latter country proved also to be the most graphic"