The Museum of Broadcast Technology is not yet open to the public but on Friday, June 22, the museum along with SMPTE New England, SBE Chapter 11 and the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association will host the first large-scale open house event in Woonsocket, R.I.
Attendees will be allowed to check out parts of the museum and hear from curators and other personnel involved: Tom Sprague, Henry Berman and Paul Beck, Jay Ballard, Marc Berman and Peter Fasciano.
The radio and TV technology museum is still under construction but some exhibits are in working order. There will be clips of old TV equipment in action. A release announcement notes that the museum has more than 100 cameras.
The first floor will be dedicated primarily to videotape systems; the museum will feature an early television control area and audio/radio control area. The second floor will feature a variety of vintage television cameras and related production equipment “displayed in an operational studio setting with sets and live production elements and techniques typical of the early TV era.”