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All About Apple Museum

All About Apple Museum
All About Apple Museum

All About Apple Museum

The All About Apple Museum is located in Savona, Italy. As its name states, this museum is dedicated to Apple history. Its collections have hundreds of photos going back to the origins of the company and to Jobs’ and Wozniak’s earliest computers, and it exhibit thousands of Apple-related items from all the eras of Apple’s history.

The All About Apple Museum is considered one of the world’s biggest museums entirely dedicated to the history of Apple. The museum exhibits more than one thousand computers. Visitors can also admire over two hundred old monitors and about the same number of printers, some of them dating of the first years of Apple. Dozens of rare pieces have been donated by enthusiasts. For example a Power Macintosh G3 from the late 1990s is one of the most precious pieces.

Some of the vintage computers on display are really unique and a few of them are functioning. Visitors have the chance to try them, using old style keyboards and other gadgets.

One of the most amazing collections is composed of magazines and revues, such as this launch issue of MacWorld.

But the museum’s hardware collection also includes digital cameras and other devices. For example, a QuickTake 200, the digital photo camera launched in 1994, is on display.

Not every item that the museum possesses is on display. Many items are stored for use as spare parts for the devices on show and assure thus the functioning of the models on display.

Curiously enough, the museum has no official relationship with Apple Inc. But the Cupertino electronic giant can’t be more happy with this publicity in Italy and throughout all Europe.

The exhibited devices have the peculiarity that the visitor can use all the up and running computers, a vast  heritage, whose only limit is the space the museum owners are allowed to use.

Since 2002,  the founders decided to give a criterion of formality to the idea of the museum, also to be able to get funds in a more transparent way and to encourage potential donors to give any other computers. The founders of the institution were: Paul Arrigucci, Marco Canavese, Alessio Ferraro, William Ghisolfo, Fabrizio Pesce and Bruno Zenoni. The mayor of Quiliano, Mr. Nicholas Isetta enjoyed the initiative offering a permanent space for the new museum. The site was completely restored, and then the museum was officially opened on May 14, 2005.

Shortly after the opening Apple Inc called  the museum. Then a handwritten letter arrived signed by a senior marketing manager of Apple Mr. Brett Murray, who complimented the opening of the museum. Mr. Murray invited the founders to join Apple in California for a visit to the Apple’s headquarters. This recognition had the biggest effect of advertising, dozens of new machines were further donated to the museum.

In January 2006, Alessio Ferraro, William Ghisolfo, Roberto Odino, Letizia Tomaselli, Emanuele Donetti, Marco Mioli went at the Apple campus in Cupertino, California. That same year, All About Apple Museum was recognized an ONSUL non-profit association.

Today the museum works in collaboration with the Foundation De Mari, Quilianese exposure to the University Centre of Savona. It is located in a new larger and more accessible space, easily reachable by everyone.

Address of the All About Apple Museum:

Piazza De Andrè 12r-14r 17100
Savona (SV), Italy

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