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University of Amsterdam / The Netherlands


The Computer Museum was established in 1991. The emphasis of its collection is on technical and scientific electronic computing equipment, illustrating the progress in computer technology and its use from World War II to the present day.
In order to show how scientific computing was done in the pre-computer era, the collection includes mechanical, electromechanical and electronic calculators, slide rules and table-books.
Accounting machines, home and game computers are beyond the scope of this museum, except when serving the stated purpose.
Many of the machines are in working order, equipped with original system and application software and fully documented.

Using the original peripheral devices, we are able to read data from media like punched cards, papertape, and a variety of outdated magnetic storage media.

The Computer Museum is one of the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam.
Curator of the Museum is Dr. E.H. Dooijes: T 0205257523; M 0651327306; E e.h.dooijes@uva.nl.

The collection will be shown and demonstrated by the curator on written request (by email). Maximum group size is 10; duration of the guided tour 1 to 2 hours. During the weekends and on public holidays the museum is closed.

Computer Museum
University of Amsterdam
Science Park 904, Room B0157a
1098XH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Computer Museum's depository is in the University Library building, Meibergdreef 29, Amsterdam.

August 24, 2013


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