The Royal Dutch Touring Club.
Website (in Dutch): www.anwb.nl
P.O. Box 93200
2509 BA The Hague
The Centre for Technology and Society (CTS) is a multidisciplinary research centre at the Technical University of Berlin. The Academic Senate approved the CTS in December of 1994 and we opened our doors a year later. The CTS actively promotes and pursues multidisciplinary research, teaching and public forums in the areas of technology and society.
Zentrum Technik und Gesellschaft
CARRIS – Companhia Carris de Ferro de Lisboa, S.A
[Lisbon Company of the Iron Rails, Portugal]
Carris is a mass public transport company founded on 18 September 1872 and is closely connected to the development of the city of Lisbon. Over time, it has aimed to supply a satisfactory transport service for the resident and floating population of this city, first with a fleet of trams, and later also with a fleet of buses, and still operates nowadays.
Carris has its own museum, which contains over one hundred years of memorabilia relating to the Company and its relationship with the city.
Website (in English): www.carris.pt/en/index.php
Rua 1º de Maio, 101 – 103
Centre of Railway Culture REILIA is a project coordinated by the Palmenia Centre for Continuing Education of the University of Helsinki, whose objective is to establish the first centre of railway culture in Finland.
The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund ERDF of the EU, Regional Council of Kymenlaakso and the City of Kouvola.
The topmost priorities of REILIA is the organizing and executing of Multidisciplinary research on railway culture, history and society and mapping, collecting and documenting relevant archive material. REILIA gathers virtual exhibitions online and in museums, which give insight not only to the past but to the present and to the future as well.
REILIA is for everybody who is interested in traffic history and the history and present of traffic culture and mobility. Preservation activities, collections and exhibitions serve the needs of tourists, exhibition goers, researchers and railway culture enthusiasts.
The first phase of REILIA is implemented mainly as a virtual space on the web between 2008-2010. In the autumn of 2010, the exhibition “Women on Railways”, will be opened on the premises of the Kouvola Art Museum.
REILIA organises both national and international seminars. REILIA organised our First international seminar “Railways as an Innovative Regiomal Factor” in June 2009 (seminar website www.reilia.fi/seminar).
[Institute for the Mobility and Land Transports, Portugal]
Instituto da Mobilidade e dos Transportes Terrestres, I.P., also known by the acronym IMTT, reporting to the Portuguese Ministry of Public Works, Transports and Communications, is the central administration body responsible for the coordination of inland transport. It is an independent entity, endowed with administrative and financial autonomy and with jurisdiction over the Portuguese territory. IMTT integrates a functionally independent rail regulatory unit in charge of the economic and technical regulation of the rail sector. IMTT’s mission comprises the regulation, supervision, coordination and planning of inland transport. IMTT is also responsible for supervising and regulating the activities of those who operate within this sector, as well as for promoting safety and quality standards and ensuring the protection of consumer’s rights.
The IMTT has an historical archive (Documentation Centre is open from 9:30 to 17:00), available for consultation, which is composed by documents from several State offices of the transport sector, since 1852.
Website (in English): www.imtt.pt/sites/IMTT/English
IMTT – Instituto da Mobilidade e dos Transportes Terrestres, IPAvenida das ForÃ§as Armadas, 40
The Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History, founded in 1995 (as the Institute of Railway Studies), is a joint initiative of the National Railway Museum and the University of York. Since its foundation the IRS&TH has become the leading centre for the study of the history of transport and mobility.
The Institute offers a wide range of opportunities for learning and research in railway and transport history and cognate fields, including a number of courses and research degrees. Students at the IRS&TH benefit from the Institute’s expert staff and from the expertise, resources and facilities of the National Railway Museum and the University of York.
Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History
National Railway Museum
The European Centre for Mobility Documentation (ECMD) is a Dutch institute that focuses on projects related to mobility documentation and automotive. The roots of the ECMD lay in 1998, when the NCAD (Netherlands Centre for Documentation on Automotive History) was founded. Dr. ing. Gijs Mom, founder of the NCAD, noticed that many valuable collections of (auto-)mobility documentation were not accessible or even thrown away by companies, institutes and private persons. The objective of the NCAD was to collect and preserve this documentation and ensure public accessibility. The ECMD was founded to exploitate the available knowledge and information and to ensure preservation of the documentary heritage. The 2.000 metres mobility and automotive archive forms the fundament of many of the activities of the ECMD.
The ECMD is the executive secretary’s office of T2M and, was and will be the local organizer of the International T2M Conferences in 2003 and 2007.
P.O. Box 513 (IPO- 1.16)
5600 MB Eindhoven
London’s Transport Museum
London’s Transport Museum’s collections cover a wide spectrum of materials and media, including vehicles, rolling stock, posters, signs, uniforms, photographs, ephemera, maps and engineering drawings. Together, they make up the most comprehensive record of urban mass transit in the world.
By conserving and explaining the capital city’s transport heritage, London’s Transport Museum offers people an understanding of the capital’s past development and engages them in the debate about its future. We adopt the highest standards of curatorship and communication, and aim to be the world’s leading museum of urban transport.
Work has begun on an exciting project to redisplay the Museum at our Covent Garden site, due for completion in Autumn 2007. London’s Transport Museum was last refurbished in 1993. The Museum is owned by Transport for London, which was formed in 2000 and covers a much wider remit than its predecessor London Transport. As a result, the new Museum will cover not only the story of buses, trams, rail and the Underground, but also cycling, walking, taxis and the River Thames.
London’s Transport Museum
39 Wellington Street
Under the motto ‘An expert on water, with a revolutionary approach to connections’, the Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management is working on methods of sustainable protection against water and on safe connections of an international quality. With this in mind it is drawing up innovative policies and ensuring execution and compliance. The most important points of departure are accessibility, safety, and the quality of life in the Netherlands, including the individual responsibilities of citizens, companies and other authorities.
The Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management
2500 EX Den Haag
The past, present and future of transport and mobility on land, sea and in the air; the principles of (tele-) communication – these are the main themes of the Swiss Museum of Transport. More than 3,000 displays covering approximately 20,000 m2 testify to a (literally) moving history and herald future challenges in transport and communication.
Website (in English): www.verkehrshaus.ch/en/information/aktuell/index.php
Swiss Museum of Transport
Center for the Study of Automotive Heritage
Created in the year 2000, the Center for the Study of Automotive Heritage is intended to be a locus of research and an active site for labor, business and public policy discussions about the history of the automobile and the automotive industry. The focus of the Center can be defined in terms of the following key dimensions of inquiry: material culture and automobile design; economic and social history of automotive production; the social history of advertising and consumption; and the global impact of the automobile.
Faculty and students at the University of Michigan-Dearborn campus as well as other scholars will be able to use the Center and, in the near future, the archives of the Henry Ford Estate to conduct research and to launch their own investigation into the impact that the automobile has had on virtually every aspect of modern life.
Center for the Study of Automotive Heritage
Henry Ford Estate
University of Michigan-Dearborn
Dearborn, MI 48128
Canada Science & Technology Museum
The largest of its kind in Canada, this Museum fulfils its mission through its collection, permanent, temporary and travelling exhibits, special events, school programs, workshops and demonstrations, publications, loans, conferences and lectures, expert advice, and joint action with other museums and organizations with similar goals and interests.
A visit to the Museum will allow the visitor to push buttons, turn dials, and pull levers to experience science and technology first-hand, as you discover artifact-rich exhibits featuring marine and land transportation, astronomy, communications, space, domestic technology and computer technology. Science and technology have changed Canada and influenced its people. The transformation of Canada, from the period of early exploration and settlement to the present, has been marked by achievements in science and technology.
The special role of the Canada Science and Technology Museum Corporation is to help the public to understand the ongoing relationships between science, technology and Canadian society.
Canada Science and Technology Museum
1867 St Laurent Blvd
Ottawa, Ontario K1G 5A3
ETH Zurich Institut für Verkehrsplanung und Transportsysteme (IVT)
The Institute for Transport Planning and Systems (IVT) is part of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) in Zurich. It is divided into three groups: Public Transport, Private Transport and Transport Planning.
IVT (in English)
Institute for Transport Planning and Systems (IVT)
HIL F 36.2
CH – 8093 Zurich
Willy Scharnow Stiftung für Touristik
In 1953 Willy Scharnow established the „Foundation for international destination knowledge of the youth“ to grant better professional opportunities to the new generation in tourism by an improved vocational and advanced training. In honour of the founder it is nowadays named „Willy Scharnow Foundation for Tourism“.