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The Legend of Radmor

7.11.2020–29.08.2021

For some, Radmor was a dream hi-fi 5100 obtained by miracle while for others it was about the long-awaited conversations of the longing seamen through Radio Gdynia, the hustle of everyday life in the port, the best Polish industrial design or the workplace of tens of Gdynia and whole TricityÔÇÖs inhabitants. The company, which has existed continuously since 1947, first under the name MORS, then Unitra-Radmor and Radmor has gone down in the history of our country as one of the leading producers of communication devices. The equipment with Radmor logo served radio officers, divers taxi drivers, railwaymen and uniformed services for years. It was also popular in the 80s and 90s of the 20th century among the fans of crystal-clear sounds in the form of modern musical equipment.

At the Gdynia City Museum Exhibition, the over fifty year long history of radio communications, technology and industrial design will become a background for the story of people whose everyday work built this Gdynia legend ÔÇô the legend of Radmor.

 

Curators: Agnieszka Dr─ůczkowska, Pawe┼é Ge┼éesz, Artur Wodzy┼äski

Curative collaboration: Michał Miegoń, Marcin Szerle

Authors of texts for the exhibition: Marek Cichowski,┬áAgnieszka Dr─ůczkowska,┬áPawe┼é Ge┼éesz,┬áMarcin Szerle,┬áMa┼égorzata Zeman

Text editing and proofreading: Agnieszka Kochanowska

Translation: Marta Skibińska

Interviews with Radmor employees: Dariusz Małszycki

Interview editing: Michał Jeziorski

Digitalization of archive materials: Katarzyna Piotrowska

Photographs: Leszek ┼╗urek

Exhibition design: Paweł Gełesz

Visual identity and graphic design of the exhibition: Anita Wasik

In collaboration with: Roman Bartkowski, Blanka Balicka, Martyna Basalska, Marek Cichowski, Jacek Czerniejewski, Ryszard Dulski, Rafa┼é Frankowski, Anna Kondracka, Karina Kowalska, Dariusz Ma┼észycki, Marzena Markowska, Helena M┼éy┼äczak, Karin Moder, Czes┼éawa Niedzi├│┼éka, Marek Petryk, Barbara Rzepiak, Ewa Skelnik, W┼éadys┼éaw Stachowski, Robert Szymanowski, Gra┼╝yna Szkudli┼äska, Edward Tomaszewski, Gabriela Zbirohowska-Ko┼Ťcia, Ma┼égorzata Zeman

Educational Programme: Olga Lewandowska, Aleksandra Menderska, Iza Meronk, Tomasz Sosnowski

Promotion: Michał Miegoń

Exhibition Set-up and Installation: ÔÇťTechnikÔÇŁ Rafa┼é Rzeczkowski, MAT95

Honorary Patronage: Mayor of Gdynia Wojciech Szczurek

Strategic partner: Radmor S.A.

Partners: Museum of Diving in Warsaw, Faculty of Architecture and Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk

Media patrons: TVP 3 Gdańsk, Radio Gdańsk, Trójmiasto.pl, Dziennik Bałtycki, Lizard Magazine, Klif Gdynia, TVP Kultura

 

The exhibition presents items from the collections of Jacek Czerniejewski, Ryszard Dulski, Barbara Rzepiak, Radmor S.A. company, Authorised Audio Service Centre Radmor S.A., Museum of Diving in Warsaw, Department of Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.

The exhibition was co-financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.