About this site

This site feature posters from the collection of the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam. It is based on the on-line presentation of the exhibition 'The Chairman Smiles - 99 Posters from the former Soviet Union, Cuba and China', organized by the IISH and held in the Nationaal Vakbondsmuseum in Amsterdam from September 20, 1996 to January 12, 1997. In February and March 1998, the exhibition was also shown at the AMSAB in Gent, Belgium.

The Chinese section of the site was enlarged with the posters shown at the exhibition 'Paint it red' in the Groninger Museum (December 4, 1998 to February 28, 1999)

All pictures and files on this site are copyrighted. They are meant for display on this site only. Nothing may be copied, duplicated or distributed in any other way without prior written permission.

For further information, contact the IISH (Cruquiusweg 31 - 1019 AT Amsterdam - The Netherlands - phone * 31 20 6685866 - fax * 31 20 6654181 - e-mail .