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Poster art tells story of Palestinian struggle

Dan Walsh’s collection of more than 60 years of Palestinian poster art has been nominated for UNESCO's Memory of the World program.

Dan Walsh did not realize he would be documenting more than 60 years of Palestinian history when he began assembling the world's largest collection of Palestinian posters decades ago. Yet, his Palestine Poster Project Archives (PPPA) might be joining the documentation registry of the world’s foremost heritage, which includes the Phoenician alphabet, the Magna Carta and Karl Marx’s “Das Kapital,” among others.

Some 1,700 posters, which represent the core of the Liberation Graphics Collection of Palestine Posters, have been nominated for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Memory of the World program, which includes 301 heritage resources of “outstanding universal value.”

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