Collecting Update, Summer 2015 - Temporary Collecting Pause

The bedrock of our work here at the Centre for Computing History is our collection.  Since we moved to our current Cambridge site in 2013, we have acquired a fantastic range of objects, and we have you and hundreds of other donors and visitors to thank for it.

However, the number of items coming through the door and the growing demands on our small team of staff and volunteers have combined to cause an increasing backlog in our archive.  This has now reached the point where we feel we have to take action to ensure the integrity of the collection.  We have therefore decided to cease collecting during the summer of 2015.  Exceptional items will still be considered, but the presumption will be against taking in new objects.  This will allow us to reorder the collection and put in place new procedures to ensure we can care for these items for many years to come.

If you think that means the neglected Amstrad in your loft now has to be chucked in the skip, hang on!  We will recommence collecting in September or October of 2015, and will announce this date through our website, mailing list and social media channels.

If you have any questions, or if you think you have a truly exceptional item to offer, please get in touch at


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