Two local collections in Denmark

I’ve recently come across two local computer history collections in Denmark. The first collection is at SDU – Southern University of Denmark – where farsighted employees over the years have collected computers, hardware and other items. The collection encompasses the first IBM pc from 1981 (in working order!), several Apple Lisas (even one including the original cardboard box) – see the pics below – and several Next computers. The collection is described in an article (in Danish!) in the local newspaper Fyens Stifttidende.


The collection has been established by Einar Hougs, Hans Boye, and A. Ormicki. I became aware of the collection through mathematician Bjarne Toft who has strong interest in Piet Hein’s games. Unfortunately, SDU no longer wants to host the collection; some of the items may be taken over by Dansk Datahistorisk Forening.
The other collection is in CSC – where historically interested former employees Jens Peter Søltoft, Carsten Laugesen, and Flemming Svane-Petersen have established an archive. It is based on documents and items gathered over the years by themselves and other employees. So far the three “curators” are looking for a suitable way to index the collectibles.

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One Response to “Two local collections in Denmark”

  1. bardram Says:

    Anker – I don’t know if you are aware of it, but a bunch of guys in Aarhus has a mac museum, which the call MacLab Denmark – see http://www.maclab.dk/

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