The renovated Computer History Museum in California, US, will open on 11 January 2011, following a two-year revamp.
The $19m renovation has more than doubled the museum’s exhibition space, added research and educational components, and a new digital platform.
The centrepiece of the renovation is a 2322m² multimedia experience titled Revolution: The First 2,000 Years of Computing, which has been designed to incorporate every major aspect of the history of computing.
For the renovation, the museum’s architect of record, San Francisco-based Mark Horton Architecture, is working in collaboration with exhibition design firm Van Sickle and Rolleri, construction firm MAI Industries and exhibit fabricators Exhibit Concepts.
The 11,148m² building also includes a 464m² lobby that houses an orientation theatre, a 440-seat auditorium and retail spaces, according to starkinsider.com.