Exhibition view, Curious Communication.

Curious Communication. Unusual objects and stories from the collection

30. september to 20. february 2022

A phone shaped like a showerhead, a stamp that can be played with a record player, a beer mat sent as a postcard, a denim jacket that can be used to control a smartphone – when people want to convey messages, they get creative.

Curious objects that surprise with an unusual use, have an extraordinary history or a special design are part of the collection of the Museum Foundation Post and Telecommunication. Throughout the centuries, from the earliest times to the digital present, technicians, inventors, and amateurs have developed things and ways to deliver messages.

The exhibition is dedicated to these particular objects, and in doing so, also explores the question of how, why, and for whom museums collect.

Accompanying program