Items from largest private collection of Apple products are on display
A museum opened in Prague with items from the largest private collection of Apple products from 1976 up to 2012.
Where: Husova 21, Prague 1
When: Opened Dec. 17. Daily 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The collection includes items from Steve Jobs other ventures such as Next and Pixar, as well, and school yearbooks relating to Jobs and his original Apple partner Steve Wozniak.
Exhibits include the Apple Lisa, which was advanced for its time but sold poorly, with just 100,000 ever made. It was also rather expensive, costing almost $10,000 in 1983. An of course, there is the first version of the Macintosh, which was introduced in 1984 and despite being revolutionary also saw sluggish sales.
The museum seeks to present Jobs as a visionary genius who sought to change the world. It also traces the history of one of the most successful companies in the world.
Visitors can explore the museum with the help of a multimedia guide on smartphone or tablet.
Students from the Czech Technical University in Prague (ČVUT) helped to realize the museum, which has more the 12,000 meters of computer cable installed.
The design of the museum was kept clean and simple, to be in line with Apple’s philosophy.
The museum is in a renovated historical building on the corner of Husova and Karlova Streets, which has a cellar dating back the 14th century.
The street level has a bistro with raw vegan foods as Jobs was a vegan. There is also an interactive space for children.
Soon, a Pop Art Gallery will open in the basement levels of the same building with a focus on art from the 1950s.