Largest ever exhibition of London Transport Museum posters to open next month (From Basingstoke Gazette)
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Largest ever exhibition of London Transport Museum posters to open next month
12:16pm Wednesday 30th January 2013 in Leisure
A HUGE selection of the greatest Underground posters ever produced is to open at the London Transport Museum next month.
Poster Art 150, supported by Siemens, forms part of the 150 th anniversary celebrations of the London Underground. London Underground has a long tradition of commissioning memorable advertising posters. The posters on show were chosen from over 3,000 posters in the collection, which represent some of the best graphic art of the last 150 years, and will be the most comprehensive poster exhibition the museum has ever done.
The featured works have been selected by a panel of experts including representatives from Art on the Underground, Christie's, London Transport Museum and the V&A. A film introducing the panel and their choices can be seen in the exhibition.
The public will be able to vote for their favourite poster by voting in the gallery or online in the Siemens Poster Vote and the winning poster will be announced at the end of the exhibition.
A special Friday Late in the Museum will take place on the opening evening, Friday February 15. Whose Line is it Anyway? is presented in collaboration with Penguin Books and allows visitors a chance to explore the Museum and exhibition after hours while enjoying a glass of wine, with presentations, exhibition tours, fun workshops and a quiz.
Find out more online at ltmuseum.co.uk.