Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre

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Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre

Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Centre
4.5
Galerie sztuki • Muzea specjalistyczne • Muzea historyczne
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
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Okolica: Changning
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  • Shanghai Library • 10 min walk
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gnalreklaw
Los Angeles, Kalifornia6 contributions
Well worth the search it can take to find this hidden gem
mar 2021
Finding this museum was not easy. Google has the "726” street address in the wrong place up the road (and on the wrong road altogether), so I suggest searching for "728 Yan'an W Rd, Changning Qu, Shanghai” if you’re using Google. That is the neighboring building but will land you within meters of the correct door.

It was totally worth being lost for an hour when I finally found this hidden gem of a museum. I'm completely fascinated with revolutionary propaganda artwork and especially the tragic history of the Chinese Cultural Revolution, so this was like walking into agitprop-heaven. This collection is outstanding, with samples from throughout China's tumultuous modern history in amazing condition and well preserved, vivid color.

I was the only guest in the museum when I visited (late on a Sunday afternoon) and Mr. Yang Pei Ming came out and gave me a personal tour of his collection. He also has some great examples of early Shanghai poster girl artwork and racy 1920's art deco calendar art which helped incubate the talent which later found its expression in the hyper politicized and stylized waves of propagandistic poster artwork that played such an important (and fraught) role in China's modern development.

A really fascinating and rare collection. And you feel the uneasy relationship China has with this history in the position of semi-secrecy that the museum exists in. But it’s well worth the effort to visit if you have any interest in modern Chinese history, the tribulations of political extremism or the power of graphic design. The gift shop has some great stuff in it as well ;~)
Written 15 marca 2021
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LoveTravelling1116
Singapur, Singapur660 contributions
Hidden gem, eye-opener museum
wrz 2019
This small but yet secluded propaganda museum deserves to be highly recommended for its historical revelation with the inventive usage of cartoon as posters to deliver dogmatic ideas to its intended audience – the citizens of People's Republic of China. These creatively coloured cartoon publicity purposefully instilled societal values such as the importance of establishing a family life, in addition to inciting a divisive mindset by portraying US and Taiwan as necessary villain over its long-standing political tensions.

The pathway towards the entrance of this museum was shabby, and its exterior looked desolate too. Nevertheless, beneath its fading façade lies probably over 50-100 precious posters closely hung on the walls of this cramped little basement that is dimly-lit and dull-looking. Each poster tells a story, shapes belief, and commands utmost reverence for their political leader – Chairman Mao. With bare knowledge of China history and its political background, one can easily discern the deliberate message drawn in each poster.

The downside of this museum is its prohibition of photography, probably due to copyrights reason. The owner is also the cashier, and was chasing the visitors out of the museum once it reaches 5pm sharp for closure. All of us then walked to the souvenir stall which sells lots of posters replica in the form of t-shirts, tote bags, postcards, life-size posters, etc. These posters are unfortunately lacking in aesthetics, and I didn’t purchase any. There is an entrance fee of RMB 25 per person as this is a privately owned museum. There are English and minimum French translations beside every Mandarin captions. These propaganda posters might come into conflict with current mainstream government which probably explains its obscure location, that is too far off from public transport, as it took us more than 30 minutes of walking and searching.

Do note that the museum website wrote: WE ARE MOVING, on Dec.2,2019, only 10 minutes’ walk away from the original location.
Written 24 lipca 2020
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steve1118
Szanghaj, Chiny84 contributions
Fascinating exhibition
lip 2020 • Dla rodziny
For 25 rmb, this is a really good value. The museum provides a unique view on history. It starts with shanghai posters from the 1920s, and then follows China from 1950 to 1997. Worth a visit!
Written 13 lipca 2020
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Athamese
San Francisco, Kalifornia32 contributions
an intriguing place to spend an hour
gru 2019
As others have written, this place has recently moved. Google Maps had it listed under its old location (in the basement of some apartment complex) but that's not right anymore. The address listed here is correct.

No photos allowed in the museum, sadly, but it's well worth a visit. The posters all have translations of the captions into English (some in French, too) and many of them also have a few paragraphs of interpretation and context.

My experience is that Chinese people use the word "propaganda" unironically and without any hint of negativity that English-speakers usually do. Looking at these posters, some of which I'd seen in books before, I was amazed at how quotidian some of them are, and how powerful and striking others were as well. I certainly appreciated the view into a part of Chinese history that gets represented through a particular lens in US education. I also appreciated looking at what is openly labeled propaganda, and how that made me think about what we see in the US that is not so openly labeled propaganda (but is obviously and clearly analogous).

Take the time to visit this museum. It's got a great little gift shop where I bought far too many postcards, and they have a nice collection of books and even original copies of Mao's little red book in multiple languages. They also have posters of varying sizes for sale.
Written 7 stycznia 2020
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Jean Genie
27 contributions
Didn’t Expect This!
sty 2020
I thought the display would be censored and there was probably a lot missing as it only shows issues that show China to be victorious, brotherly, and modern. Well presented in a new location with good explainations and afffordable souvenirs.
Written 6 stycznia 2020
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Jerome S
2 contributions
Very interesting one of a kind museum.
gru 2019 • Pary
Great place to spend an hour or so, really interesting to see how propaganda art reflected political undertones and relationship with foreign nations.
Written 27 grudnia 2019
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Niklas_Arthur
Turku, Finlandia27 contributions
An interesting and compact exhibition
gru 2019 • Znajomi
This exhibition is quite hard to find (the 7th floor of the other high rise, be bold and ask from people, they’ll tell you where it is) but it is worth wandering around.

There are posters from the 20th century starting from 1920s and the newest is from 1997. There is information in English and also some in French. The information is sufficient for a foreigner to enjoy the exhibition. The exhibition is not too large, it can be thoroughly seen in 30-45 minutes and the price is cheap, 40 RMB.

If you are into museums, but di not have time to waste, come here!
Written 19 grudnia 2019
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Lau
Singapur, Singapur12 contributions
Great collection of art showcasing Chinese history during and after the Mao era
gru 2019 • Wyjazd w pojedynkę
An impressive collection of art that displays the perspective of the CCP during the Mao era and his cult of personality as well as its views on imperialist power and on
Global events such as the vietnam war, Cuban missile crisis.

The museum has shifted to a new location. I've uploaded the flyer provided to me by the security guard at the old location.

Definitely worth a trip if you're a history buff!
Written 5 grudnia 2019
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Brycey101
Londyn, UK133 contributions
Well worth 45 mins/1 hour of your time!
lis 2019 • Znajomi
Incredible experience. Eye opening about past attitudes to the Western world and US imperialism. Go to block 4 flats, to find this.
Written 28 listopada 2019
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Nina L
Singapur, Singapur68 contributions
Under the radar activity
lis 2019 • Pary
This is an under the radar activity that I highly recommend if you like art and history. It is in the basement of an apartment building of an apartment complex so it might be a little hard to find. Super interesting
Written 26 listopada 2019
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