Tuesday, 1 December 2009

World AIDS Day Exhibition

An Archives exhibition to mark World AIDS Day will be displayed in the Library during the first week of December. The material on display includes posters originally collected by the School’s Centre for Sexual and Reproductive Health during the 1980s and 1990s. These striking images vividly capture the kind of propaganda and campaign techniques used by governments during the early days of AIDS awareness.

The posters and ephemera were brought together from a wide range of European countries, including Russia, Romania and Switzerland and were intended to prevent the spread of the disease by informing the public of how AIDS can be transmitted. They serve as a fascinating visual record of how the world was beginning to come to terms with such a widespread threat over twenty years ago

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