Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut
Preussischer Kulturbesitz

Three gables

Poster collection

The collection contains 5.800 posters, featuring a range of topics – from bull fights in Spain and elections in Nicaragua, to health campaigns in Brazil.

Health posters from Brazil

The collection of 50 posters dates from 1930 to 1940 during the presidency of Getúlio Dornelles Vargas (1882-1954). The posters aimed to alert people to the dangers of infectious diseases, promote a healthy diet and dental hygiene, and raise awareness of the importance of breast milk.

Health posters from Brazil in the Digital Colecctions IAI

Film posters from Mexico

The period from 1936 to 1969 saw the production of numerous outstanding and commercially successful films and has been dubbed the “golden era of Mexican film”. The Ibero-American Institute (IAI) has a collection of over 60 large-format posters dating from 1946 to 1950, which use a mixture of vibrant colors to promote Mexican films.


Terms of use

The poster collection is indexed in a catalog which is located in the IAI’s map reading room. All materials in the  poster collection are generally non-circulating and can only be viewed in the reading room . To view the collections, please complete the application form and arrange an appointment in advance.


Consultation hours:

Monday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m

Tuesday 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Wednesday: 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. (virtually)

Thursday, Friday: 10 a.m. - 12 noon

Contacts:Daniela Rokoß-Heiß
Caterina Indolfo
Telephone:Daniela Rokoß-Heiß, Tel.: 49 30 266 45 2170
Caterina Indolfo, Tel.: 49 30 266 45 3131

2021 || Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut Preussischer Kulturbesitz