The earliest poster in the collection dates from the 1930s


香港旅遊海報館藏中最早的海報印製於1930年代

The 40th Anniversary Exhibition of the Academic Community Hall displays the history of the Hall


大學會堂40周年展覽展示會堂的歷史

Date: 04 Oct 2018 (Thursday)

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Library’s new collection displays vintage Hong Kong travel posters

大學圖書館新館藏展示半世紀香港旅遊海報

The University Library has recently acquired one of the world’s finest collections of vintage Hong Kong travel posters. The collection, which includes over 100 posters dating from the 1930s to 1980s, features a wide variety of themes advertising Hong Kong as a travel destination.

The posters provide a glimpse into evolving mid-century commercial art and the visual languages of Western modernism. They also provide a valuable historical and social perspective on Hong Kong’s self-conception and its image in the West during the city’s late colonial period. The digital images of the posters can be viewed at http://bcc.lib.hkbu.edu.hk/artcollection/collection/travel-poster/.

Meanwhile, the Library is also hosting a 40th Anniversary Exhibition of the Academic Community Hall which showcases the development of the Hall during the past four decades.

大學圖書館最近收藏了一批印製於1930至1980年代的香港旅遊海報,共百餘幀,全部以推廣香港作為旅遊勝地為主題。

這些海報展示了視覺語言在二十世紀中期商業藝術及西方現代主義影響下的演變,它們提供了一個寶貴的歷史和社會視角,以了解香港在末代殖民時期中作為城市的自我概念及其在西方的形象與風貌。詳情請瀏覽:http://bcc.lib.hkbu.edu.hk/artcollection/collection/travel-poster/

此外,圖書館現正舉行大學會堂40周年展覽,展示會堂40年來的發展。