Museums – What They Can and Should Be Doing

  • Charles H. Lindsey
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 416)


Museums have a duty, not only to preserve the Objects in their care, but also to preserve the skills and the mindsets of those who created them; furthermore, those concepts must somehow be conveyed to the visiting public. I shall give examples of how this can be achieved when illustrating how the early computers paved the way for the ubiquitous devices that we know today. These will include interactive gadgets to show the underlying principles, and videos of the objects in use.


Museums purpose history mindsets 

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© IFIP Federation for Information Processing 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles H. Lindsey
    • 1
  1. 1.Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester (volunteer)UK

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