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"Ştefan Procopiu" Museum of Science and Technology

Subordination"Moldavia" National Museum Complex
Museum code6946504
Name"Ştefan Procopiu" Museum of Science and Technology
AddressPiaţa Ştefan cel Mare şi Sfânt nr. 1
Postal code700028
Telephone 0232.218.383
E-MAIL addresscontact@palatulculturii.ro
Time tableclosed for restoration
DirectorLăcrămioara Stratulat
Collection(s)The Polytechnical Museum, as known to the general public until 3rd of August 1994, as a sign of the high respect for the values of Iaşi science, adopted the title of “Ştefan Procopiu” Museum of Science and Technology, as it was situated on the ground floor of the Culture Palace, in the east wing. The core of the museum was established as early as in 1955, upon the initiative of a lively group of Iaşi teachers and engineers, including academician Cristofor Simionescu, engineer Marcel Itcovici and Professor Ioan Curievici, who was deeply involved in the activity of the Museum, as he searched and found new sources of enriching the heritage, increasing the collections of great scientific and documentary value. The first department of the Museum was “Energetics”, opened the 1st March 1961 and reorganized in 1980. Today it presents to the visitors, the main forms of energy used by mankind over the centuries and marks by graphic panels and original exhibits the exceptional contributions of Romanian and world personalities in developing the energy field. An important moment in the evolution of the Museum was the organization and opening in February 1966 of the department “Sound Recording and Rendering”. The growth of the collection, in the following years, by new valuable exhibits, as well as the interest shown by visitors for the exhibition mentioned are the reasons for the its reorganization and expansion in a triple space, inaugurated in 1972. As a unique collection in this country, the “Sound Recording and Rendering” department chronologically presents the evolution of sound recording and rendering, from the cylinder to the shifts of the magnetic tape. Over the years, following the scientific investigation conducted by a team of specialists from the Museum, as well as the endeavours of finding and purchasing the heritage, we opened new museum departments, such as: “Telecommunications” (1984), “Poni-Cernătescu” Memorial Museum (1991), “Mineralogy-Crystallography” (1997) and “Computers” (2004). The “Telecommunications” department presents to the visitors a series of original exhibits illustrating the historical evolution of the remote data transmission systems and has four theme sectors: telegraphy, telephony, radio, television. One of the most recent departments, “Mineralogy-Crystallography”, shelters an original “mine flowers” collection, donated by Mr Constantine Gruescu, from Ocna de Fier (Caraş-Severin county) and comprises 126 samples representing polymetal ores, iron oxides and hydroxides (hematite, magnetite, limonite), as well as quartz varieties (from the rock quartz to the Japanese macle). The most recent department is entitled “Computers” and illustrates mainly their evolution over the second half of the 20th century. The most recent department is entitled “Computers” and illustrates mainly their evolution during the second half of the 20th century. Besides the departments structuring the permanent exhibitions, the museum heritage includes a few more original collections, valorized by the temporary exhibitions, such as: calculators, typing machines, photo cameras, weather forecast tools, as well as a platform with exhibits from the field of industrial archaeology. The museum owns goods listed in the National Cultural Heritage Treasure.
Historic Monument building Historic Monument building IS-II-m-A-03957.01
General profileScience and Technology
Main profileScience and Technology
WEB addresshttp://www.palatulculturii.ro
Contact personLenuţa Chiriţă
Positionmuzeograf, şef secţie
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