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View of works in a gallery. In the foreground, a colourful T-shirt and magazines are installed vertically in a clear rack, which stands on a table with a recessed display screen. Two framed works hang on the walls in the background.

M+ Library Special Collection

M+ Library Special Collection

Established
2019
Items
Over 440
Period
1917–2015
Collection Objects

Overview

The M+ Library Special Collection addresses printed material as a key creative medium and alternative art practice in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The collection holds a variety of unique books and rare published materials, including artist books, comics, graphic design publications, magazines, and manuscripts. Some of the most treasured items in the collection include modernist magazines from the late 1910s to the 1960s, Chinese propaganda manuals, Manhua magazines and design volumes from the 1950s and 1960s, and experimental graphic design publications from the 1960s through to the present day.

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