ITU’s museum of the evolution and exciting future of information and communication technologies (ICT), ICT Discovery, opened its doors to the public on Friday, 18 May. The museum was officially opened at a reception on 15 May by ITU Secretary-General, Hamadoun Touré, Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (founding partner) Permanent Mission in Geneva, Obaid Salem Saeed Al Zaabi, and the Mayor of Geneva, Pierre Maudet.
“ICT Discovery is where ITU highlights the history of ICT, demonstrates their achievements, and how they have completely transformed our lives. We also take a look at the future and the wonderful opportunities that may be brought about by the new technological developments that could be just around the corner”, Dr Touré explained to the approx. 100 guests in attendance.
“ICT Discovery is the fascinating story of ICT told from the very heart of the industry”, stated H. E. Mr Al Zaabi. “We are really honoured to be the ICT Discovery founding partner”.
Ambassador Obaid Salem Saeed Al Zaabi, Permanent Mission of UAE in Geneva, the Mayor of Geneva, Pierre Maudet, and the ITU Secretary-General, Hamadoun Touré, lead the preview tour at the opening reception.
On behalf of the City of Geneva, Pierre Maudet expressed a particular honour in the city hosting ITU on its territory as “the international organization in charge of telecommunications that is today demonstrating its interest in our population’s pedagogy”.
On hosting ‘Genève, Ville Vivante’ as its first temporary exhibition - a City of Geneva project which visualizes the 15 million digital traces left by citizens with their mobiles on one day in the city – the Mayor expressed his joy that ICT Discovery can demonstrate the link between the global vision developed within ITU and the application of ICT made at a local level.
H.E. Ms Jasna Matic, Secretary of State for Digital Agenda (Serbia), and members of the Serbian delegation enjoy the Ville Vivante temporary exhibition.
ICT Discovery is open from Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 17:00 at ITU’s Montbrillant building, 2 rue de Varembé, 1202 Geneva. The ‘Genève, Ville Vivante’ temporary exhibition is on display between 18 May and 10 August 2012. Entrance to both the permanent collection and temporary exhibition is free-of-charge.
The winner of our museum naming competition, Nethmi Karunajeewa, tests the Samsung tablet audio-visual guide with her Father and finds out how radio really works during the preview tour.