March 7, 2021: a new exhibition was unveiled to the public at Taganrog Museum of Architecture and Urbanism. Until May 2 visitors of the museum are welcome to see the exhibition "Retro 3D" from collections of Kruglov family and Taganrog's Group of Museums (TGLIAMZ).
It is generally believed that 3D belongs to modern science and technology. However, its history dates back almost two centuries, given that people have been enchanted with three-dimensional pictures since 1830s.
In the 19th century stereo photography techniques were a source of both information and entertainment. Stereoscope and sets of stereo cards for every taste became an indispensable part of almost any home interior, a way to pass the time and entertain visitors.
A stereo card (stereoscopic pair) consisted of two images placed side by side to operate in a binocular mode. Due to this, stereoscope generated the illusion of a three-dimensional picture.
The basis of the exhibition is a collection of genuine stereoscopic pairs from late 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibits are grouped into various topics and represent everyday life, architecture, significant events, historical places and figures. All the displayed pictures are 3D.
In addition to genuine stereoscopic pairs and their three-dimensional images, visitors will see stereoscopes and stereo cameras of past centuries. The audience will also be able to view reprinted stereoscopic pairs through today's models of stereoscopes and see many interesting exhibits, serving as models of the development of photographic arts in the 19th and 20th centuries.
The museum offers free tours in audio-guide format for individual visitors, an opportunity to get a souvenir photo in front of the exhibits, a photo booth with a model of an antique stereo camera.
The museum was established in 1981 to focus on the development of Taganrog's town-planning, historical buildings and its residents' modes of life from 17th century up to present times. The opening of the Taganrog Museum of Architecture and Urbanism's new exhibit "A Time-Lapse Portrait of the City"
was held within the framework of 321th City Day celebrations. It focuses on the development of Taganrog's town-planning, historical buildings and its residents' modes of life from 17th century up to present times. The new vision for the city-owned museum is a thoughtful combination of unique authentic exhibits and modern interactive features. Its creation resulted from the expansion of our knowledge about three centuries of city - many unexplored facts of its history are now brought to light.
Visitors and residents of the city are welcome to see the new exhibit "A Time-Lapse Portrait of the Taganrog" Tuesday to Sunday, from 10AM to 6PM in the Taganrog Town-Planning Museum at Ulitsa Frunze 80.