Collection Cremona

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Collection Cremona

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The ” Cremona Collection ” housed in the premises of the museum , was opened on 30 October 1999. Collection of relevant scientific and cultural value , was born after the war with a first collection of explosive remnants of war and consists of historical relics and equipment for the civil and military telecommunications .

Today, the collection was divided into 20 thematic sections , consists of 1,000 instruments and memorabilia from different countries , many of which are rare or even unique examples ; documented , step by step , the evolution of the means of communication for the transmission of ideas and information.
The objective of the exhibition is to provide a historical means of telecommunication, through a wide view showing the evolution of instruments and apparatus made ​​over time in the field of telecommunications.
The collection , owned by Gen. Francis Cremona , has had several opportunities to show total or partial in Italy and abroad.
Two events , important historical event , they drive the privilege of the High Patronage of the President of the Republic in 1993 with President Scalfaro and Ciampi in 2001 with the president . In addition, the collection was listed in the ” Guinness World Records ” in the editions from 1998 to 2002 for size , rarity and historical importance of memorabilia and al’opera pays tribute to Guglielmo Marconi .
The collection starts with an educational section that discusses the most ancient systems of telecommunication, by the glow of the fire and acoustic signals with horns and shells of primitive man the stations of sighting reports and the greek-roman period , before arriving in Middle Ages, some acoustic instruments have also found use in the broadcast : megaphones, bells , horns , sirens, etc. . , not to mention the widespread use of pigeons . This brings us to the end of 700, with the aid of the telescope where it originated optical telegraphy with different modes of signaling .
The upper floor is dedicated to the advent of electricity exposes numerous examples of electric telegraphs , signaling systems of marine and terrestrial , with flags , telephones in every age and nationality, civil and military , as well as telephone switchboards.
A wide choice of teletypes , seismographs , geophones and telegeofoni , metal detectors , mobile optical , up to specimens of wireless telegraphy and radio telephony.
The section dedicated to Guglielmo Marconi exposes rare original memorabilia including the famous Marconi radio receiver Magnus in 1992 , as well as some valuable reconstructions . Equally extensive review of the radios of all ages and nationalities, including recorders and reproducers of sound.
Following is the part dedicated to cinema, television, video recording and computers .
In the basement is instead hosted a fascinating section devoted to the media in the service of ” intelligence ” , with extensive review of 007 cases , with transceiver, while between the devices is encryption device includes the famous “Enigma” , used by the German army during the Second World War .
In the branch of the museum are housed numerous military radio equipment , stations, radio and radar, supplied to NATO and the Warsaw Pact .
It ‘ not to be missed and a museum to visit, because there was so much passion and make it happen in there is so much passion in keeping it ; Guglielmo Marconi and the invention of the birth of wireless transmission has given rise to a new style of life that we all know today , like cell phones, wifi , and more, this museum seeks to retrace all my life and the radio ‘ evolution that we have had over the years trying to keep the best of all devices that are built .

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