Exhibit at the Åssamuseum 2009
A while ago I talked to some representatives of a local museum,
about making an exhibit of of home computers from the late 70's and 80's.
Now we have worked everything out and the exhibit started the midsummer weekend.
The museum is Åssamuseet in Åtvidaberg (Sweden). (http://www.assamuseet.se)
I got somewhere around 10 square meters of space to display any computers I saw fit. So I picked out 25 computers, that would be on display until the middle of august.
So if you are passing by Östergötland in Sweden this summer, you should make a stop in Åtvidaberg. The opening hours can be found on the website mentioned above.
And when you're already at the museum, be sure to check out their awesome collection of mechanical calculators made by Facit and Odhner. The museum even has some nice old cars on display. Most noteworthy would be "Åtvidabergsbilen", a car made in 1911. There were only 15 cars made and one of them are fully functional and on display in the museum.
Well, back on topic, the computers I picked out for the exhibit were:
Atari: 800 XL (a loan from a friend), Portfolio, 520 STFM
Commodore: Amiga 500, C128, C64, C64c, SX-64, VIC-20
Luxor: ABC 80, ABC 800, ABC 802, ABC 806, ABC 1600
Sinclair: ZX80, ZX81, ZX Spectrum, QL
Video Technology: Laser 200, Laser VZ 200
Micsc: Dragon 32, Jupiter ACE, Alice 4K, SEGA (Yeno) SC-3000, Sord M5
Here's a couple of pictures from the exhibit