News headlines - September 2014
Termination of two MOSI Projects
It is with a heavy heart that we have to report that the authorities at the
Manchester Museum of Science and Industry have decided to terminate the
Hartree Differential Analyser Project and the Pegasus Peripherals Project
as they no loinger fit in with the museum's future plans.
We understand that the Computing Gallery will be closed.
A sad day for us all especially for Charles Lindsey, Dave Wade and the other team members.
Forthcoming Redesign of the Maths/Computer Gallery at the London Science Museum
On September 12th, it was announced that the present Computer/Mathematics
Gallery at the London Science Museum has attracted a donation of no less that £5,000,000
from one David Harding founder of Wilton Capital Management, a hedge fund company.
The new gallery which is due to open in late 2016, will replace the current gallery.
Planning is at an early stage, but we hear that Pegasus is not likely to remain,
nor the Babbage Difference Engine.
On the other hand the Powers-Samas punched card office is thought to have been
included in the initial plans and there is a possibility that the Elliott 401
may be put on public display for the first time.
Our Next Public Events
The EDSAC Rebuild Project
September 16th 2014 - Manchester
Visit to Heinz Nixdorf Museum
September 20th 2014 - Padeborn, Germany
Museum Visit and Lectures at IBM Hursley Park Site.
September 26th 2014 - Hursley Park
AGM and "Computer Conservation and Museums: Fight or Flight"
October 16th 2014 - London
See events page for more information