In cooperation with the Association to Preserve Instruments for Science (APIS), Idronaut has made available a rather unique museum of scientific instruments for oceanographic and laboratory. The museum is located on the second floor of the Idronaut facility. The purpose of the museum is to preserve, archive and display the technological milestones so that, in the future, it will be still possible to understand all the various technological steps achieved.
The current collection list includes items form more than one hundred manufacturers.
Modern mass-produced scientific instruments are manufactures using some rather perishable materials and their appearance, at the end of thier service life, does not motivate anybody to keep and display them once they become obsolete. Instruments manufactured fifty years ago will be soon discared and museum will not be able to preserve them for the future generations.
In contrast, scientific instruments of the previous centuries were often manufactured with attractive and valuable materials and they are preserved in private collections or used as items of decoration.