Computer museum in Helmond wins €10,000 Brabant Heritage Prize

Helmond’s HomeComputerMuseum received some much-wanted recognition on Thursday evening when it was named the winner of the Brabant Heritage Prize, which includes a cheque for €10,000.

Launched last year, the museum takes visitors and customers on a nostalgic journey through the history of the personal computer. The judges awarding the prize highlighted the museum’s attention to digital heritage and social entrepreneurship.

The HomeComputerMuseum focuses on repairing, documenting, presenting, and selling the personal computer, first introduced in 1975. The foundation behind the museum provides employment for people with autism.

The Brabant Heritage Prize is awarded once every two years. A total of 56 projects were submitted for this year’s event. Hop van Altena and De Kiek airfield in Riel were the last 3 candidates. Of the 3574 votes, more than 1700 went to the Helmond-based finalist.

Besides the cash prize, the museum will also receive guidance from Heritage Brabant, located in Den Bosch. The prize, a collaboration between Heritage Brabant and provincial authorities, was awarded by provincial administrator Marianne van der Sloot.

 

Source: Omroep Brabant

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