Events and Services in the Museum
The ICT Museum curators, keenly repairing a set of a two way secretarial sets connected on a RSO2 PABX (GTI), for live demonstrations. Some of these secretarial sets are still in use in a number of Government offices.
With a fully stocked research centre comprising of analogue and digital manuals for research.
The Multimedia University ICT Museum aims at discovering, Interpreting and disseminating knowledge about human technology in the information age, and to fully utilize the convergence of technology for interactive applications in the museum by means of collecting classifying and preserving the natural and historical artefacts ranging from postal, Telecommunications, Computers Media to Mobile phones. The ICT Museum aims to: establish a research centre at the Multimedia University College under the Ministry of Higher Learning, to preserve a rich telecommunications and postal heritage, to promote Multimedia University as front image driver towards vision 2030 and to support the National ICT Agenda 2015 towards upgrading awareness, social standing and enhancing a knowledge-based society and economy. The ICT Museum services are available for educational tour for students, staffs, researchers and visitors from other institutions from within and outside the country. Opening hours are from 8.30a.m. to 4.30 p.m. All registered MMU students enjoy free entrance during research and project lessons :Schools @Ksh.50 per pupils; Colleges @70/- per student. Local tourists @100/- per person; international visitors @ U$D 4.0. Groups of more than 10 persons have special rates.
Display of Artifacts and the Journey of technology
The ICT Museum brings an evolution in the field of information communication technology bringing history into its proper perspective by the collection and preservation of personal stories. There is a lot of work that goes into building displays, arranging the artifacts, with the display features over 900 original artifacts. They included Samuel Morse's telegraphs, Alexander Bell's telephones.
Collection Scope, artifact addition and document collection
The Museum collects artifacts and documents that illuminates the history of communication, which is described in the Museum’s Collecting Scope. the library within the museum serves to the interest of the public and all interested individuals who wish.
A research, Innovation and Educational facility
A non-profit making, permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, and open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education and enjoyment, material evidence of people and their environment.
A training Center
The Museum has in the past hosted several trainings in the technological field, the latest being the department of defense who trained on GSM technology, among the trainings we offer are:
- Evolution of Switching systems
- Manual systems and SPC Concept
- Digital Switching systems TDMA
- ISDN/Panasonics Key Telephones/CDMA Terminals/Facsimile/GSM
- Fax and printers
- Telephone operations
- Computer maintenance and repair
- Networking, internet and Computer assembly
- Cabling and cable management
A well lit venue for training conducive enough with a carriage capacity of up to fifty per session. A well
equipped library within the Museum enriched with documentaries and operation manuals for various equipments that are stocked.
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