The permanent exhibition focuses on the history of the moving image since its early days and is divided into two sections. Different recording and projection techniques as well as optical devices intended to create visual effects and optical illusions predating the history of film are on display. Recording and reproduction techniques of images are presented as an important precondition for the development of the moving image. The exhibition also displays devices and technological inventions that have helped to combine and further develop existing methods towards the recording of moving images and the establishment of cinemas at the end of the 19th century. The second part of the permanent exhibition focuses on the production processes of films. Questions regarding methods as well as artistic and technological requirements for film production are explained with the help of many exhibits.