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Magic of Waves in Saint-Henri

Period: Permanent

The permanent exhibition is like a publicly accessible collection room. You find over 120 objects tightly packed in this exhibition. Most objects relate to the history of this building which was for 17 years the world headquarters of the world’s first music industry – the Berliner Gram-o-phone Company. In the exhibition you can get informed about the history of the recording industry, get familiar with the flow of industrial development from Gramophones to radio, television, technical equipment up to the development of satellites. These technologies, that changed the world, have their roots here, were we are.

Besides the Berliner Gram-o-phone company setting up in this building between 1907 and 1924, the Victor Talking Machine Company produced here between 1924 and 1929 when the company fused with the Radio Corporation of America, short RCA to form RCA Victor. They ceased operation in 1986. RCA Victor had already sold part of their operations to Spar Aerospace, a space technology enterprise. Around 1965, the RCA Saint Henri production moved slowly to a new factory in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. In 2005 MacDonald, Detwiller and Associates (MDA) took over the space technology production where they continued to produce satellites, technologies for terrestrial stations and space rovers.