Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Help wanted: Cambridge Museum of Technology and Cambridge Phenomenon

Posting from Dr Peter Long, Cambridge University Engineering Department:

The Cambridge Museum of Technology is using the Science Festival to put on an initial exhibition about the High Technology Industries of Cambridge. The museum plans to keep the exhibition open during the summer period and to continually develop the exhibits with feedback/input from visitors and interested parties during the period.

The initial displays will hopefully include displays, posters and exhibits (photos, documents, products, bits of tech, etc), about:
1) The industries that were active around Cambridge in the 40s, 50s 60s which acted as a foundation of the subsequent technological boom and source of skilled staff;
2) The consultancies, large and small that have been built up in the Cambridge area;
3) Computer related industries, including those in the microcomputer boom;
4) Computer games industry;
5) Biotechnology;
6) Inkjet printing;
7) Computer Aided Design (CAD);
8) Geographic Information Systems (GIS);

.. and many others.

If you were part of the recent industrial growth of Cambridge either as an inventor/employee/owner/investor, the museum would be very interested to hear from you. In the first instance, please can you email Dr Peter Long ( to let him know what you might be able to lend the museum.

With thanks in advance for any help you might be able to provide.

If you know anyone who may also be interested in loaning/donating information/exhibits or assisting in the development of the exhibition, please point them to this page.

Peter J G Long PhD
Senior Design Engineer
Cambridge-MIT Engineering Exchange Coordinator

Cambridge University Engineering Department
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1PZ

Tel 44 -(0) 1223 -332779