Renovated US Computer History Museum to Open in 2011

5 December 2010 (Last Updated December 5th, 2010 18:30)

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

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.