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  • Promotional image for RCA's COSMAC VIP home computer and video game system, 1977

  • Innovations that Changed the World: An Introduction to the David Sarnoff Collection, currently on view

  • Professor Mark Thompson and students in an Interactive Exhibit Design class in the Sarnoff Study Center

  • Wireless Telegraph Key Operated by Sarnoff During the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912

  • David Sarnoff, Albert Einstein, and others at the RCA Wireless Station in New Brunswick, 1921

  • The First Color Television Picture Tube (Shadow Mask CRT), c. 1949

  • David Sarnoff Announcing the Beginning of Television Broadcasting at the 1939 New York World’s Fair

  • RCA’s black-and-white television assembly line in Camden, NJ

About the Sarnoff Collection

The Sarnoff Collection is named in honor of David Sarnoff, longtime chairman of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) and internationally renowned pioneer in radio and television. The Collection comprises over 6,000 artifacts that document major developments in communication and electronics in the 20th century.

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Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day

Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day

The Sarnoff Collection is participating in the 14th annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day on September 22 from 11:00-4:00. This year, Museum Day will showcase Women Making History: Trailblazers in the arts, sciences, innovation, and culture. Come join us for a guided tour of the collection that highlights the women who worked at RCA, listen to… Continue Reading

Sarnoff Closed August 19

Sarnoff Closed August 19

The Sarnoff will be closed on August 19, and will re-open on August 22. Be sure to check out our pop-up exhibit, Wireless World and remember that there’s a guided tour on the 26th. Continue Reading

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