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Australian exclusive Olympic Games exhibition to be unveiled at the National Sports Museum



The National Sports Museum is exhibit an Australian exclusive: A Call to the Games: Olympic Posters.

This exhibition of Olympic posters has been curated by the Victorian and Albert Museum, London. There will be more than 100 posters on display including works by Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, RB Kitaj, David Hockney and Victor Vasarely. These rare and beautiful posters are a fascinating snapshot across more than a century of Olympic Games.

In time for the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games, this rare and beautiful collection of posters spans more than a century of poster design and provides great insights into the sport, art, politics and culture of each period, as well as the enduring spirit of each Olympic Games.

Media are invited to preview the exhibition Friday 15 June at 10am.

Talent available for interview:

Catherine Flood - Curator Victoria and Albert Museum

David Wansbrough - Olympian (hockey) silver medallist

Russell Lavale - Olympian (table tennis)

Margaret Birtley - General Manager of the National Sports Museum

Jed Smith – Curator National Sports Museum

What: Media preview of A Call to the Games: Olympic Posters. A Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition featuring more than 100 Olympic Games posters

Where: National Sports Museum Gate 3, Melbourne Cricket Ground (Yarra Park, Jolimont)

When: Friday 15 June at 10.00am

Parking: Street parking available in Jolimont St and Jolimont Terrace