The collection activity of the Technisches Museum Wien has so far been limited to collecting cultural assets in tangible form. In 2021, a section for the collection of digital cultural assets was established at the Research Institute as one of the first of its kind in Austria. The specific characteristics of software technologies require complex, experimental and innovative solutions.

Our goals include:

  • Building a collection of born-digital objects, interactive games and software for existing hardware in the collection 
  • Developing an internationally coordinated collection strategy 
  • Exploring and testing solutions for the long-term preservation of digital culture
  • Expanding the collection with the participation of museum visitors and online users 
  • Developing suitable formats for the best possible communication and use of the new collection 

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Nika Maltar
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