About the STARTUP Gallery
STARTUP is the first museum exhibition dedicated to the history of the microcomputer - the little machine that revolutionized the way we live, work and play. The gallery features one-of-a-kind artifacts, video and interactive displays, including “Rise of the Machines” - an immersive multimedia theater experience.
In the STARTUP Gallery

John von Neumann (1903–1957)

Mathematician and computer pioneer.
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The IBM Way

The making of Big Blue.
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Today's Artifact
IBM PC Model 5150

IBM PC Model 5150

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Did You Know?
Steve Wozniak designed the Apple I to impress his friends at the Homebrew Computer Club.
STARTUP: Albuquerque and the Personal Computer Revolution was conceived and generously funded
by Paul G. Allen and Jo Allen Patton. Additional support for the gallery was provided by the
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft, and the New Mexico Museum of Natural History Foundation.