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Vintage post office art put on show
12:10pm Thursday 28th February 2013 in News
SOME of the best posters produced by the General Post Office between 1930 and 1960 will be on display at the Great Western Hospital from next month.
Paintings In Hospitals has collaborated with the British Postal Museum And Archive to bring therapeutic benefits of museum quality artworks to patients, staff and visitors at the GWH.
The posters will be on display in the temporary exhibition space near the ground floor main entrance from March 19 to June 27.
The poster designs played a crucial role in promoting both social progress and technological change across Britain at the time.
From the 1930s onwards the GPO became a leader in the field of poster design, commissioning some of Britain’s best artists and designers.
The GWH exhibition includes work by those associated with both fine art and graphic design.
Helena Copsey, regional co-ordinator for Paintings in Hospitals, said: “Designs On Delivery is part of Paintings In Hospitals’ mission to help healthcare providers create uplifting environments through art for the benefit of patients, staff and visitors.”