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Last update of repository: 15 March 2020

Sankt-Peterburgskii gosudarstvennyi elektrotekhnicheskii universitet (SPbGETU)

Memorial'nyi muzei A.S. Popova
[A.S. Popov Memorial Museum]

Address: 197376, St. Petersburg, ul. Professora Popova, 5, korp. D, 3rd floor, app. 33

Telephone: +7 812 234-59-00

E-mail: [email protected]

Website: https://etu.ru/ru/muzej/muzej-kvartir...;  http://www.eltech.ru/ru/universitet/i...  (museum complex)

Opening hours: temporarily closed to visitors

Head of Museum Complex: Larisa Igorevna Zolotinkina (tel. +7 812 234-59-00); e-mail [email protected]


The archival holdings of the museum contain original manuscript materials relating to the life and work of A.S. Popov, and his family and relatives, including documents in Russian, French, English and German. Among these the most interesting relate to his discovery of radio. There are sound recordings of events held to perpetuate the memory of the inventor with recordings of famous people speaking about him.
        There are photographs and negatives recording the various stages of Popov’s scientific work and his work as a teacher and public figure. There are also photographs taken by Popov himself, and portraits of his family and children. Among graphic materials are a number of drawings and watercolors done by A.S. Popova-Kapustina, R.A. Popova, A.A. Popov, and K.I. Rudakov.
        There is also the manuscript of a collection of articles about faculty and students of the Leningrad Institute of Electrical Engineering who suffered political repression during the years 1930–1945.

The A.S. Popov Memorial Museum was founded in 1948 under the auspices of the Leningrad Electrotechnical Institute (now St. Petersburg University). The Russian scientist and inventor of radio, Aleksandr Stepanovich Popov (1859–1905) was appointed Professor and head of the Department (kafedra) of Physics at the predecessor Electrotechnical Institute in 1901 and Director of the Institute in 1905.
        The museum is located partly in the physicist’s former laboratory and partly in the apartment (opened in 1967) where he lived from 1903 until his death in 1905, and administratively remains part of the University. The museum has recently reopened following major renovations.

Working conditions:
A renovated reading room is being opened to accommodate researchers.

Reference facilities:
There are inventory registers and a card catalogue for staff use.

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