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The Multimedia World of Giovanni Pelagalli


The wind-up record player his father brought from Africa and Marconi’s invention of the radio inspired an ex-broadcaster to found a communications museum of his own.

Viva Pelagalli from Kurt Lancaster on Vimeo.

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Liz Pace, Leona Juan, Angelica Morales and Dalila Radoncic / Interpreter: Federico Santini

Professor: Kurt Lancaster
Class: Global Journalism in Bologna, Italy

We learned a lot about how music worked, as well as technology before we had streaming music. Pelagalli spoke to us about his love for music and Marconi, and how important the museum is to him. Since it has become a UNESCO heritage site, the museum has become an important part of city culture.