Hellenic IT Museum (H.IT.M.)

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  • About us
    Το Hellenic IT Museum® (H.IT.M.) started the operations in 2009 and since 2012 the Museum constitutes the first official Greek organization that exclusively exhibits the IT history timeline from 1970 to mid-90s.
    It is a project based on the donations of computers, software and other IT items, which is donated by individuals, public and private organizations, and educational institutions.
    Our unique collection, the most extensive and comprehensive in Greece, consists of more than 270 personal computers and 4500 other items, providing its visitors a unique trip to the technological past.
    The Museum’s operational costs are covered by own resources.

    Why an IT Museum?
    Our life is full of technology. The technological products of today are the discovery of yesterday and the retro innovation of tomorrow. At the Hellenic IT Museum, we saw a fantastic opportunity to emerge through the rapid evolution in the field of Information Technology: the opportunity to highlight the importance of technological progress that lead to a fully digital present and contribute to an unexpected technological future. That’s why we decided to create the Hellenic IT Museum. Our goal is to gather and share knowledge about the history of IT.

    The Team
    The team of Hellenic IT Museum (H.IT.M.) is composed of people who love technology and have a passion for the history of Information Technology. What keeps us most is the appetite for knowledge and creation!
    Georgios Tsekouras- Founder and President H.IT.M.
    Maria Galata- Founder member of H.IT.M.
    Noel Koutlis- Technical advisor of H.IT.M.
    Amalia Katerelou – Member of H.IT.M.
    Konstantina Dritsa – Member of H.IT.M.
    Panagioula Sampo – Member of H.IT.M.
    Board of advisors: Anna Foka, Diomidis Spinellis, Konstantinos Stamatakis
    Legal adviser: Aristeidis Panagiotopoulos

    Legal status of the Museum
    The Museum has the legal status of non-profit corporation with name Hellenic IT Museum, approved by the Court of First Instance of Athens (AK 1428/2012). Also registered in the General Electronic Commercial Registry (G.E.MI.) with registration number 127295001000. The logo of Museum is registered in the General Secretariat of Commerce.

    There are 3 Collections:

    Hardware
    The Hellenic IT Museum has a rare collection of milestone computers and peripherals that have contributed to the development of information technology.
    Starting in the mid-1970s, the collection of the Hellenic IT Museum seeks to portray the small and big steps of information technology that have led to the rapid technological developments that we are currently experiencing.
    The first personal computers, the first micro computers, the first portable computers, as well vacuum tubes, punched cards, first RAM memory and other hardware items are waiting to be discovered or reunited!

    Software
    Today we are talking about the Internet of Things and cloud services, but in the past we needed some cassettes to install a simple application! Once the operating system of a single home computer only operated with commands. Once in a computer game he had to “load” the next track with a different floppy disk!
    These first steps in software development are the most important and innovative for their era, in our view. The software collection of the Hellenic IT Museum includes, among other things, software from the first personal and microcomputers, 5.25 ” and 3.5 ” and many more retro exhibits. Visit us for fullness recall_memory!

    Other items
    The Information Technology isn’t finish only in hardware and software. Thousands of other items are looking for and worth your attention: joysticks, machine games, the replica of first mouse, tracker balls, calculators, mobile phones, laptops, books and magazines have their place in the collection of the Hellenic IT Museum.

    Activities:
    Visits – Tours: The Hellenic IT Museum carries out tours at both educational and non educational organization.
    Events: The Hellenic IT Museum organizes 2-day events about the Information Technologies.
    IT History Recording: Interviews with important personalities of IT in Greece.
    Conferences: Participations of the Museum at conferences which are been organized by technological onganizations.
    Exhibitions: Participations of the Hellenic IT Museum with its exhibits at exhibitions all over Greece.
    Articles: Articles of the Museum published in the press as well as by the IT staffs.

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