Collection area: Information & Communication

Merged from various holdings, the collection area of information and communication today covers the collection groups of radio and television, audio and video, musical Instruments, typesetting and printing, photography and film, telecommunication, post, the office and data processing. Allotted to these groups are many object types that have been produced during the rapid growth of the consumer-goods industry since the 19th century. As a consequence, in putting together the collection we have to deal with an almost incalculable wealth of historical objects.

Filter: Audio and Video / All Epochs / (6 Exhibits found)
Audio and Video
  • FA-110404

    Berliner Standard Gram-o-phon

    The gramophone can be used for playing back shellac records, which are being produced in increasing numbers from the turn of the century onwards. The music industry starts out in an environment of cranks and acoustic horns.

  • FA-112471


    The dictaphone by Thomas A. Edison makes it possible to record speech and is used mainly in offices. Now the bosses no longer dictate to their secretaries, but to a dictaphone instead.

  • FA-112623

    Digital Handycam DCR-TRV 24 E

    The computer develops into a universal work and leisure time tool. It allows to process and play back multimedia content and access archives from around the world via the Internet.

  • FA-112422

    Edison Triumph Phonograph

    Thomas A. Edison successfully manages to record sound waves on wax cylinders. However, the procedure is unsuitable for commercial marketing purposes, as each cylinder has to be recorded individually.

  • FA-109758

    Philips V2414

    The video recorder opens the doors to additional programme entertainment from video libraries. The video camera makes it possible to record one's private life. 

  • FA-112163

    Sony MZ-1

    Thanks to MP3 players one's favourite music becomes available almost everywhere and anytime. Music fans rejoice as musical exchange platforms become available on the Internet which, however, are antagonized by the music industry.

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