alternative forms of education
alternative lifestyles and resistance of the everydays
conscientious objectors critical science
emigration/exile environmental protection
fine arts folk culture
human rights movements
literature and literary criticism media arts
minority movements music national movements party dissidents
peace movements philosophical/theoretical movements
samizdat and tamizdat
scientific criticism social movements
student movement surveillance
survivors of persecutions under authoritarian/totalitarian regimes
theatre and performing arts
applied arts objects
cartoons & caricatures
graphics grey literature
legal and/or financial documentation manuscripts memorabilia
other other artworks
sculptures video recordings voice recordings
As the largest national public collection, the Contemporary Collection of the Hungarian National Gallery contains a significant number of Hungarian artworks made between 1945 and today. The acquisition of the collection can be divided into different phases: in certain periods the goal of what type of works to collect shifted in accordance with the actual cultural politics. Since the eighties, they extended the collection backward in time as well, so today they own thousands of pieces which were previously a blind spot due to political reasons, but relevant in terms of cultural opposition. The procurement process is still ongoing.
The Soviet Lithuanian Union of Artists was an influential cultural organisation made up of local artists, painters, sculptors and other workers in the field of art. The organisation brought together artists, and was responsible for the spread of Soviet values in art. The collection holds many documents, including transcripts of meetings and congresses of artists, and reports of artists' activities, which show that some local artists were eager to support the Lithuanian cultural heritage, and promote the extension of the boundaries of modernism in the late Soviet period.
"Vidici" [Horizons] was one of the most prominent Yugoslav magazines for literature and culture. During the socialist period the journal was often targeted by the authorities and repeatedly banned, due to its criticism of the Communist party’s social and cultural policies. The magazine "Vidici" is kept as part of the collection "Periodicals", and does not represent a separate library unit. All the available numbers are kept in two institutions - the National Library of Serbia and the University Library of Belgrade.
Zbigniew Dłubak collection consists of photographs, sketches, and notes, and was one of the first collections to be digitalized, catalogued, and managed by the Archeology of Photography Foundation. The objective of the Foundation was twofold. Firstly, the Foundation aimed to present the heritage of one of the most prominent Polish visual artist working in the socialist time without oversimplifying and putting him into official – dissent culture dichotomy, but to show his place in the wider context of European visual arts. Secondly, the Foundation digitalized and presented various parts of Dłubak’s collection using newest methods of archival preservation and created a fully researchable content. Part of the photographs included in the Dłubak's collection was never shown before to a wider public and was kept in the Dłubak’s private archive.