About the Museum
The Polytechnic Museum, founded in 1872, is one of the oldest science and technology museums in the world. The Museum aims to draw the audience's interest to knowledge and achievements of the human mind, inspire youth and support young professionals. Today, the Museum's historical building is being renovated, and the conception of the Museum itself is changing as well: it goes beyond the object collection, lectures and exhibition tours, promoting its activities as a platform for scientific discussions, educational projects and intellectual efforts.
The Polytechnic Museum is among the first museums in Russia to make its depositories accessible for general public within the project Open Storage. As the modernized Museum goes beyond the object collection, exercising the most progressive approaches to science communication, the vision of the collection, exhibition and presentation is also changing. The major transition is already observed at the Museum’s current key exhibition RDS, where achievements of Russian science and technology are displayed to visualize the fundamental concepts of modern science.
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