THE MUSEUM OF TELEPHONE HISTORY BRINGS ITS MAGNIFICENT EXHIBITION TO THE MOSCOW PALACE OF PIONEERS
TODAY, ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2016, THE MUSEUM OF TELEPHONE HISTORY OPENS ITS IMPRESSIVE EXHIBITION AT THE MOSCOW PALACE OF PIONEERS, TIMED TO THE CELEBRATION OF THE DAY OF THE MOSCOW CITY AND TO THE 80th ANNIVERSARY OF THE PALACE OF PIONEERS. SEVERAL DOZENS OF RARE TELEPHONE SETS NOW GET PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN THE WALLS OF THIS EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION ON THE SPARROW HILLS.
The historical artifacts of the late XIX-early XX centuries are in harmony with the atmosphere of the Palace of Pioneers, the metropolitan center bringing together talented, curious and enthusiastic young Muscovites. A unique exposition of telephones will certainly attract attention of students and guests of the Moscow Palace. From now on, everyone has a chance to take a journey through the history of telecommunication development, to witness the evolution of this technological miracle, to see and feel the subtle invisible link between the centuries, stretching from the old fragile wooden phones to modern high-tech devices that have become an integral part of our lives.
The exhibition includes phones of famous domestic and foreign manufacturers. The list of exhibits unites a Morse system telegraph, a field telephone, a roll telegraph made in the USSR, a briefcase-telephone, a wall mounted switchboard, and many others.
Svetlana Kozlova, Director of the Moscow Museum of Telephone History, notes: “Children who are accustomed to comfortable modern phones will be very surprised, as our exhibition allows them to trace the evolution of communication equipment. Nowadays, children and young people enthusiastically use different gadgets and stay online, while loving history and art is out of fashion. Therefore, our museum has a very important mission - to inspire the young, to spark the interest in historical artifacts in virtually any child. We are sure, that the visitors of the Palace of Pioneers, including children and parents, students and teachers, will find a wide variety of interesting things at the exhibition of the Museum of Telephone History."
The collection of Museum of Telephone History comprises more than 2,000 rare original telephone devices from Europe, USA and Russia. It is not an overstatement to say that many of them are real works of art.