Technical Museum in Zagreb is named after one of the brightest minds ever.
Almost a year after the Technical Museum was named Nikola Tesla, on Monday, on the occasion of the 160th anniversary of the birth of the great scientist who was born in Croatia and has given the world so much, a new inscription on the facade of the museum was presented – Tesla’s signature in a neon light, reports tportal.hr on July 12, 2016.
The author of the design is Željko Kovačić, an architect who had previously designed Tesla’s work room in the museum and the neon signature at the room’s entrance, choosing the lights as a reminder of Tesla’s work with the devices for the generation, transmission and application of the alternating current.
Kovačić pointed out that Tesla showed neon tubes at the world exhibition in Chicago in 1893. “Tesla predicted the time of neon signs. His signature, particularly noticeable at night, will be attracting visitors to the Tesla Museum”, Kovačić adds.
Another novelty is an interactive application “Tesla Lab” that will allow visitors who do not come to the museum during the experiments presentation time to learn more about them via their smartphones. The app can be accessed using the web browser and it displays information about Nikola Tesla, his life, experiments, designs and inventions, and it also includes a quiz. It was developed by Tomislav Hren, a student from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, under the supervision of professor Marin Vuković.
Director of the Technical Museum Markita Franulić is pleased with the fact that the museum increasingly connects technological innovation, science and culture. According to her, it will continue in the same direction. “The interest in Nikola Tesla is huge, but we should still keep drawing attention to him, so the initiative to rename the museum is a part of branding Tesla as a man who has started his scientific and private life in Croatia, and whose heritage is the heritage of the world”, Franulić said.