London Transport Museum hosts a virtual celebration of its poster collection online


Over the weekend London Transport Museum has recreated its ‘Poster Power’ Depot Open Weekend online, launching a brand-new hub for family activities, videos, audio recordings, blogs, quizzes and online galleries, all inspired by the Museum’s collection of transport posters – one of the most important collections of 20th-century graphic poster art in the world. 
The Museum’s Depot Open Weekends are a rare opportunity for the public to explore a treasure trove of over 320,000 artefacts from London’s transport history, including historic Tube trains and buses, maps, station signs, and posters. While April’s Open Weekend will no longer be going ahead, the ‘Digital Depot Open Weekend’ will allow the public to still explore gems from its collection from home.


Over the weekend (Saturday 25 and Sunday 26), London Transport Museum will recreate its ‘Poster Power’ Depot Open Weekend online, launching a brand-new hub for family activities, videos, audio 
In keeping with the ‘Poster Power’ theme planned for April’s event, activities and resources available from the Museum’s new ‘Poster Power’ hub will include behind the scenes video tours of the Depot’s art and poster stores, a recorded talk on the history of poster design from the Museum’s Head Curator, creative family activities, and new online poster galleries where virtual visitors can explore the intricate details of historic artworks up close. 

The Museum’s online shop will be offering a special 30% discount on all pre-printed posters until 3 May, so art and design fans can bring a piece of transport history into their home. There will also be the chance to win gift bundles from the shop’s brand new ‘sporting range’, inspired by beautiful vintage sports posters from the Museum’s collection. Visit the website to enter https://www.ltmuseumshop.co.uk/competition the competition closes on 8 May. ahead, the ‘Digital Depot Open Weekend’ will allow the public to still explore gems from its collection from home.  
In keeping with the ‘Poster Power’ theme planned for April’s event, activities and resources available from the Museum’s new ‘Poster Power’ hub will include behind the scenes video tours of the Depot’s art and poster stores, a recorded talk on the history of poster design from the Museum’s Head Curator, creative family activities, and new online poster galleries where virtual visitors can explore the intricate details of historic artworks up close. 



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