The Museum of International Propaganda
What is Propaganda?
Propaganda is the calculated manipulation of information designed to shape public opinion and behavior to predetermined ends, as desired by the propagandist. It is usually emotional and repetitive, either designed to increase enthusiasm for a proposed utopian world or to escalate rage and hatred against a designated enemy, often a religion, an economic or political system, a race or a special group. Subjectivity, disinformation, exaggeration, and the outright falsification of facts are the hallmarks of propaganda practitioners.
Permanent Collection &
Please read about us in this wonderful article by Beth Spotswood, of the San Franscisco Chronicle Datebook!
Welcome to the Museum of International Propaganda
This collection of propaganda has taken over 30 years to compile and represents the political art of more than 25 countries, including N. Korea, Cuba, Nazi Germany, Vietnam, Iran, and the Soviet Union. The objects on display were mostly designed and financed by various governments, dictators, and special interests with specific political goals in mind. The exhibits guide visitors through 7 themes, techniques and styles of propaganda. We hope you will come away with an awareness of the influence propaganda has on our lives even today.
Items from around the world are for sale in our Museum Store
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Special events every Wednesday. Movies, Guest Speakers and Open Mic Night Debates