Computer Conservation Society
|Origins||The British Computer Society, Science Museum, MOSI|
|Area served||UK and worldwide|
|Focus(es)||History of Computing in the UK|
|Method(s)||Research, Education, Restorations and Recontructions|
The Computer Conservation Society (CCS) is a British organization, founded in 1989. It is under the joint umbrella of the British Computer Society, the London Science Museum and the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry.
The CCS is interested in the history of computing in general and the conservation and preservation of early British historical computers in particular.
The society runs a series of monthly public lectures between September and May each year in both London and Manchester. The events are detailed on the society's web site.
The CCS publishes a quarterly bulletin, Resurrection.
Dr Doron Swade, formerly the curator of the computing collection at the Science Museum, was a founding committee member.
The current chair of the society is Mrs Rachel Burnett. The immediate past chair is Dr David Hartley.
The society organises a number of projects to reconstruct and maintain early computers and to conserve early software. For example:
- Elliott 401
- Elliott 803
- Elliott 903 and 905
- DEC Systems
- ICT 1301 Project
- Harwell Dekatron Computer
- Differential Analyser
- Software Preservation
- Our Computer Heritage Website
- Sale award for computer conservation and restoration
London Science Museum:
- Ferranti Pegasus (Not currently being displayed working)
Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester:
- Mcr SSEM (Baby)
- Hartree Differential Analyser
The National Museum of Computing:
- Harwell Dekatron or WITCH
- ICL 2966
- Elliot 803
- Elliott 905
- EDSAC Replica
Bletchley Park Trust:
Currently not on public display:
- ICT 1301 (In process of being moved to the National Museum of Computing)
- Elliott 401
- Resurrection, Computer Conservation Society, UK.
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