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Musée Rodia and Musée d'Orsay*O*

Musée Rodia and Musée d'Orsay*O*

Jenna Dunn

on 22 April 2010

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Musée Rodia and Musée d'Orsay By: Jenna Dunn Built between 1953 and 1963, it is the home of Radio France. The cylindrical building of 500 meters high make it unmistakable. Inside, the Museum of the History of Radio and Television traces the history of those media from its very origins, including the 1793 Chappe telegraph, and crystal receivers. There are also exhibits featuring research by Maxwell, Hertz, Branly, Popov, Marconi, and Lee de Forest.

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The history of the museum, of its building is quite unusual. In the centre of Paris on the banks of the Seine, opposite the Tuileries Gardens, the museum was installed in the former Orsay railway station, built for the Universal Exhibition of 1900. So the building itself could be seen as the first "work of art" in the Musee d'Orsay, which displays collections of art from the period 1848 to 1914.

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