“The City. Technosensitivity” Exhibition
Poland’s first such wide-ranging account on the evolution of engineering thought, its contribution to the transformation of the city and the lives of its inhabitants.
Embark on a journey through time – from the earliest concepts of cities, through the eras that followed, including industrial revolutions and post-war modernization, to the present day and beyond. We look at the technological portrait of the city not only with attention and respect, but also with affection.
As many as 600 remarkable technical artefacts, including some unique exhibits, will introduce you to the world of engineering thought. Replicas, models, mock-ups, audio-visual content and images supplement the overall narrative. Experiments can be performed independently in the LAB Zone using dedicated test benches. All of this to better understand the basic units of the SI system.
The unique exhibits include: 16th-century wooden water supply pipes from Kraków and Gdańsk, an F. Wichterle steam engine, wooden Miele stave washing machine, Picht braille typewriter, Edison phonograph, the first Polish telephones, a Feldfernschreiber cryptograph, Marconi 4LS/1 and Olympic-Z radio receivers, a sophisticated Capello Roma music set (with geographical scale), one of the first vacuum tubes of Polish design – a triode of the Polish Radio Technical Society, vacuum tubes from Loewe, a Gródek electric stove, New World gas stove, Electrolux built-in refrigerator from the 1920s, Fön hair dryer, Polish Fiat 508 car, CWS Sokół 1000 M111 motorbike, vehicle prototypes (including a Smyk microcar), an Odra 1305 computer, and probably the only surviving Krakow-made PSPD 90 minicomputer.
The preparation of the new permanent exhibition is the third – after the refurbishment of the premises and restoration of the collections – and final stage of the EU project.
When visiting the permanent exhibition, make sure to come to Hall F, where historical tram carriages are presented – CLICK HERE.