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Museum of Computing and Informatics
Last Update
22.04.2010

Adress: 29 Raiņa Boulevard, Riga, LV–1459 (museum is located in the Mathematics and Informatics Institute premises and in data center “Sigmanet”)
Phone: +371 67211023.
E-mail: stmuzejs@latnet.lvasklumuz@latnet.lv
Head: Andrejs Skuja

Excursions in the Museum of Computing and Informatics can be arranged by phone +371 67211023 (on working days from 10 – 16) or by e-mail asklumuz@latnet.lv
 
The exhibition “How and Why the Computer was Born?” displays several thousands of objects, photos and documents relating to computer engineering and application which were stored in the museum's funds, as well as compiled by the Latvian science and technology representatives.

This exhibition displays former calculating devices and first generation computer facilities, construction elements and operating devices, as well as a wide collection of minicomputers and early personal computers. 
 
The museum was founded in 1984 and it preserves evidence about usage of computer equipment and automatic calculating in scientific research and national economy, as well as in various technical and consumer fields since as early as 1959.

The museum is located in the former State University of Latvia Calculating Center - a building of historical notability; the Center used to be one of the leading research institutions in computer science (informatics) and in applied mathematics in the Soviet Union; later it became the Mathematics and Informatics Institute.
 
Note: The museum appreciates any contribution in documenting and displaying the history of calculating devices (within its technical possibilities): various not used or useless calculating devices (including computers), computer nodes, construction elements, data carriers, as well as documents, photos and other materials relevant to Latvia’s computerization.