With an event held on 4 October 2016, the Telecommunications Museum presented the great documentation and digitisation project for its collections, its new website www.otegroupmuseum.gr, and its educational activities for 2016-2017. At the same time, the Visual Arts exhibition entitled “Journeys” opened its doors to the public, showcasing a total of 60 works-creations of students from 49 different schools. Approximately 100 guests, journalists, representatives of cultural organisations and scientific associates of the Museum “witnessed”, via audiovisual material and speeches, the most significant points of the digitisation project, which includes 23,000 objects and archival material.
3,200 devices, objects and instruments; 13,500 telephotos; 3,700 telegrams; 300 exhibits of archival material; 100 hours of audiovisual material; and 2,300 telephone cards are the pieces of the puzzle that is this never-ending project!
As part of this project, the Museum is now equipped with the eMuseumPlus application, which organises its collections digitally and makes them available on the Museum’s new website www.otegroupmuseum.gr.
The new website, already rich in content, is continuously enriched and offers the visitor the opportunity not only to learn about our new museum pedagogy activities and programmes for this new period, but also find out information about the museum’s collections and news. Soon, the website www.otegroupmuseum.gr will be equipped with modern digital applications for showcasing the Museum’s exhibits, such as virtual reality technology, and videos about the Museum’s activities.
“All this and much more” help the Telecommunications Museum organise systemically its transition to the new digital era, being OTE Group’s driving force in the further development of its operations in the modern Digitisation environment.
The Visual Arts Exhibition entitled “Journeys” began on 5 October and will conclude on 31 December 2016.