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Science Museum reveals details about new Information Age gallery

London's Science Museum has revealed details regarding its communications gallery Information Age, due to open in September 2014.

The £15.6m space will include interactive displays and reveal personal stories about how human life has been transformed by communication innovations over the past 200 years.

Covering a space of 2,500sq m - the largest exhibition space in the museum - the gallery will be divided into six zones focused on transformative events within the development of information and communication technologies.

These will include the growth of the telegraph network, the birth of British broadcasting, pioneering achievements in the development of the telephone, the use of satellites in global communications, the influence of mobile phones and the creation of the World Wide Web.

Important exhibits will include instruments that detected the first transatlantic telegraph messages in 1858, the BBC's first radio transmitter and a Russian supercomputer.

The project has been made possible through support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and sponsorship from BT, ARM and Google.

Director of the museum Ian Blatchford said: "Breakthroughs in communication and information technology have dramatically transformed the way we live and connect.

"Information Age will bring these innovations to life through the eyes of those who invented, operated and were affected by each new wave of technology."

Image: 2013 Science Museum, Universal Design Studio

London's Science Museum has revealed details regarding its communications gallery Information Age, due to open in September 2014.
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Covering a space of 2,500sq m - the largest exhibition space in the museum - the gallery will be divided into six zones focused on transformative events within the development of information and communication technologies.

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Important exhibits will include instruments that detected the first transatlantic telegraph messages in 1858, the BBC's first radio transmitter and a Russian supercomputer.

The project has been made possible through support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and sponsorship from BT, ARM and Google.

Director of the museum Ian Blatchford said: "Breakthroughs in communication and information technology have dramatically transformed the way we live and connect.

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Image: 2013 Science Museum, Universal Design Studio

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