The Legend of Radmor
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 Tricity’s 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 – the legend of Radmor.
Curators: Agnieszka Drączkowska, Paweł Gełesz, Artur Wodzyński
Curative collaboration: Michał Miegoń, Marcin Szerle
Authors of texts for the exhibition: Marek Cichowski, Agnieszka Drączkowska, Paweł Gełesz, Marcin Szerle, Małgorzata 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 Żurek
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, Rafał Frankowski, Anna Kondracka, Karina Kowalska, Dariusz Małszycki, Marzena Markowska, Helena Młyńczak, Karin Moder, Czesława Niedziółka, Marek Petryk, Barbara Rzepiak, Ewa Skelnik, Władysław Stachowski, Robert Szymanowski, Grażyna Szkudlińska, Edward Tomaszewski, Gabriela Zbirohowska-Kościa, Małgorzata Zeman
Educational Programme: Olga Lewandowska, Aleksandra Menderska, Iza Meronk, Tomasz Sosnowski
Promotion: Michał Miegoń
Exhibition Set-up and Installation: “Technik” Rafał 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.