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: Radio and TV / All Epochs / (5 Exhibits found)
Radio and TV
  • FA-109418

    Geographic US 437

    After World War I, the radio brings the big outside world into the living room. Radios evolve from a makeshift receiver into a luxurious status symbol.

  • Salon Radio

    Living room radio

    After the outbreak of the war in 1939 Jews were officially prohibited from owning radio sets. Regine Ehrenfest-Egger did not hand hers over to the Gestapo, preferring instead to donate it to the Technisches Museum Wien.

  • FA-109038


    Elvis Presley, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones inspire the youth of the post-war era with their music. The huge success of pop music builds the foundation for the modern music industry.

  • FA-110488

    Television camera

    In a former film studio in Schönbrunn, Austrian television outgrows its experimental stage producing elaborate television plays.

  • FA-111597

    Third Reich Radio, Type VE 301 Dyn

    The cheap Volksempfänger radio receiver is to ensure that every family in the Third Reich can afford a radio device in order to facilitate reception of national socialist propaganda. Only Third Reich radio stations may be listened to.

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