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Poster Archive

 

Poster Archive

Poster Archive

 

The collections of the poster archive contain circa 40,000 posters for more than 18,000 films.

 

The collections of the formerly separate institutions Deutsches Filmmuseum and Deutsches Filminstitut are based on different key aspects. The museum used to focus on German or international productions shown in Germany, in particular silent films or sound films before 1945, as well as films from the 1950s. The DIF archives mainly collected German films produced after 1945. Therefore, the collections supplement each other very well in a single comprehensive archive.

 

The collection includes posters by many renowned artists such as Josef Fenneker, Jan Lenica, Boris Streimann, Heinz Schulz-Neudamm, Hans Otto Wendt, Klaus Dill, Heinz Bonné, Hans Braun, Ernst Litter, Hans Hillmann or the graphic artist couple Fritz Fischer and Dorothea Fischer-Nosbisch. Among others, the archive holds original sketches by graphic artists Georg Schubert, Erich Meerwald and Bruno Rehak. The collection also includes 4,500 posters by PROGRESS distribution from between 1946 and 1989. The collection is continuously expanded through our contacts to distributors and graphic artists, through auctions and the acquisition of collections and donations.

 

Archiving work is not limited to preserving and storing original records, it is also concerned with providing access to these records. Posters are available for scientific purposes, publications or exhibitions as originals or reproductions. Private persons may also order reproductions from our archive staff.

 

Some of our historic film posters are on display at the Deutsches Filmmuseum. At our exhibitions and in special showcases they again fulfill their original purpose: promoting films and their stars.

 

Contact:

 

Beate Dannhorn
Tel.: +49 (0)69 961 220 - 471

plakatarchiv(at)deutsches-filminstitut.de

 

Martin Stieber
Tel.: +49 (0)69 961 220 - 471
plakatarchiv(at)deutsches-filminstitut.de