Ephemera is produced for a specific and immediate purpose and intended to be thrown away. Some examples of ephemera include posters, brochures, flyers/dodgers, programs, tickets, invitations, menus, catalogues and paper-based promotional items such as coasters and napkins.
We collect ephemera because it:
The collection is extensive and dates back to the very beginnings of the ACT. We arrange our ephemera in five main categories:
1. General - Items which do not fit into any of the below categories.
2. ACT Government - File title list coming soon.
3. Performing Arts
4. Visual Arts - Files of invitations, posters, flyers and other promotional material concerning exhibitions of visual arts in the ACT and immediate district.
5. Posters - Due to their size, items A3 size and larger in all categories, are filed as posters and are arranged by subject.