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

Alan Turing (1910–1954)

Mathematician and pioneer of computer science.
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The Missile Market

How the military set semiconductor production on its feet.
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Today's Artifact
Apple I

Apple I

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Did You Know?
The world’s first microprocessor chip set was created for the F14A Tomcat fighter jet in 1969 by AiResearch and American Microsystems.
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.