The collection started in 1961 (Tabulae variae) includes sheets of unusual formats, diagrams and posters, predominantly of exhibitions. The oldest posters are posters of exhibitions and events of the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. The general collection is subdivided into eleven groups (I – XI). The extensive collection of around 9,000 posters has been indexed and entered in the catalogue only in part. The exhibition posters received from the Munich Haus der Kunst since 1954 are classified into four-digit annual groups from 1954 to 1969 (e.g. Tab. 1960.21)