150 years of Museum De Lakenhal in posters

on display from 1 May 2024 till 1 January 2025 at Café Laken

For as long as Museum De Lakenhal has existed, posters have appeared. They were made to promote exhibitions featuring famous Leiden artists such as Rembrandt, Floris Verster and the Zangeres Zonder Naam, but also for special presentations featuring dental art, Japanese embroidery and collections of pipes, medals and stamps.

From text to image

The posters bring the museum's history to life, while illustrating the evolution of ad design. Early posters consisted mostly of text, but in the late 19th century the museum embraced the trend of illustrated posters in art nouveau style. Today, posters are digitally designed by professional designers.

Gratis te bezoeken

Ter gelegenheid van 150 jaar Museum De Lakenhal is een selectie van de affiches gratis te zien in het café van Museum De Lakenhal. Wil je de rest van het museum bezoeken? Koop een ticket online of aan de kassa.

Met dank aan

Vermaat Groep | Erfgoed Leiden en Omstreken | Karen Polder | De Resolutie/Zijderveld | Puntgaaf Drukwerk