Novum Museums

The Novum Institute has been incubating unique and interesting museums and museum programs since 1995.

International Vacuum Tube Museum

The Institute developed and incubated the International Vacuum Tube Museum from 1995 through 2012. The Museum is dedicated to being the preeminent international organization devoted to the collection, education, study, exhibition, research, conservation, interpretation, preservation and documentation of vacuum tubes and vacuum tube artifacts.

The Museum’s Mission is the preservation of the history and future of all things vacuum-tube, including all vacuum-tube-based instruments and equipment and every type of vacuum tube.

The Museum is a Federally-recognized 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Foundation. Under US Federal 501(c)(3) status, the Museum’s National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code is A57, Science & Technology Museum.

Research and development began in 1994 for the foundations for the International Vacuum Tube Museum. The Museum was incubated beginning in 2007 by the Novum Institute. Various collectors and supporters have helped the Museum over many years building, restoring, testing, designing, collecting and using vacuum tube-based radios, televisions, test equipment, audio systems, lights, computers, music equipment, oscilloscopes, and numerous other interesting vacuum tube-based instruments, components and equipment. Dozens of people have donated over the past years and the Museum has an extensive collection of tube-based equipment and instruments, and thousands of vacuum tubes.

The Novum Institute is providing an extensive collection of tube-based equipment and thousands of vacuum tubes to the Museum.

New exhibitions are currently being constructed for the International Vacuum Tube Museum's planned facilities
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How many vacuum tubes do you think are in your home? Did you know that you use vacuum tubes every day? See the Museum website for the answers.

International Telescope Museum

The Institute developed and incubated the International Telescope Museum from 2014 through 2017. The International Telescope Museum is dedicated to being the preeminent international organization devoted to the collection, education, study, exhibition, research, conservation, interpretation, preservation and documentation of telescopes and telescope artifacts.

The Museum’s Mission is the preservation of the history and future of all things
telescope, including all telescope-based instruments and equipment and every type of telescope.

The Museum is a Federally-recognized 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Foundation. Under US Federal 501(c)(3) status, the Museum’s National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) code is A57, Science & Technology Museum.

The International
Telescope Museum is launching the funding programs for its facilities and operations in May 2017.

Click here to go to the Museum's website.

Novum Museum of Innovation

The Novum Museum of Innovation is a very unique museum, dedicated to preserving both the old history of innovation and the new "real-time" history of innovation as it unfolds.

The Museum's goals include collecting and displaying the entire history of innovation, from the earliest innovations of primitive tools and ideas, all the way to every cutting edge innovation of today.

Novum is designing programs to motivate all sources of innovation to donate an example of each of their creations, such as the latest technology devices and the newest ideas to improve society.

The Novum Institute plans to launch the Museum of Innovation in 2019.