World’s largest Apple museum to open in Poland
Aug 20, 2021
If you did not have time to look at the Apple Museum in Prague, which closed down during the past year, you will have the opportunity to visit another Apple Museum this year.
From the fall of 2021, Apple fans and curious alike will be able to venture into a brand new museum dedicated to the head company. Located in Warsaw, Poland, in the Norblin Factory, the establishment will be an opportunity for visitors to rediscover, from a different perspective, “the world’s largest comprehensive collection of Apple products“, Explains Krzysztof Grochowski, the chairman of the board of directors of the company behind the expo.
The museum will cover more than 3,700 square meters, and will also include creative and interactive exhibits. Future visitors can look forward to a variety of personal computers, laptops, accessories, software, mobile phones, and interfaces from Apple's workshop, but will also find various posters, souvenirs, and many other exhibits. The museum's pride should include a functional replication of the Apple I computer, signed by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak. A network of sensors throughout the museum will suggest objects of interest to visitors as they walk around, and will offer scenes built around specific Apple collections in a specially created audiovisual space. Scenography, lights, animation, sound, mapping, and infographics give opportunities for interaction, social and cultural context, and technical information about exhibits.
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There will be focuses on prototypes that never reached mass production and short-lived devices that were commercial failures. The majority of these exhibits are working or are in the process of being restored, and visitors will be able to touch, test, and experience many of them with assistance from a curator.
The Apple Museum Poland will be located in the revitalized Norblin Factory complex in Warsaw and is set to open this fall.
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