The Folkwangschule für Gestaltung acquires ca. 300 turn-of-the-century French posters (for teaching purposes).
Association for the founding of a German poster museum based in Essen (Deutsches Plakat Museum e.V.)
The university act comes into force. The Folkwangschule für Gestaltung becomes a department of a new university.
The Folkwangschule für Gestaltung becomes part of the newly founded University of Essen. Its administration is transferred from the city to the state – the poster museum seeks a new proprietor.
The collection is taken over by the City of Essen
Foundation of the German Poster Museum
Foundation of the ‘Kuratorium Deutsches Plakat Museum’
Merger with the Museum Folkwang
Site of the museum: Haus Industriereform (Old Synagogue)
The collection contains ca. 100,000 objects
Collection moves to Rathenaustr (Theaterpassage).
Opening of the German Poster Museum Gallery.
Closure of the gallery and a part of the depot in Rathenaustrasse, collection is prepared for a move.
The collection’s move to the Grunderzentrum Triple Z (part of the Zeche Zollverein) is completed.
The collection contains more than 340,000 objects
The German Poster Museums opens its first exhibition in the New Building of the Museum Folkwang