The poster collection

This collection was put together rather oddly. Paul Otlet being an unusual collector, these posters are not only artists’ works but also thoroughly document the late nineteenth century until the nineteen eighties.

Consisting of around 15000 pieces, the documents in this collection illustrate several themes including Belgian and foreign policy, folklore, the history of filmmaking and tourism, including the various transportation companies (air, sea, rail) or still, sport and world fairs.