The Arithmeum is an exhibition building in the Research Institute for Discrete Mathematics of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn , which serves to convey scientific and technical facts. The name is a combination of the terms “ arithmetic ” and “ museum ”. It was founded by the institute director Bernhard Korte , who also brought his private collection of calculating machines here. In 2008, the collection included 4,500 calculating machines, 2,000 books, 800 works of art and 500 historical computers. The building is located on the southwest corner of the Hofgarten .
The museum building was a steel - glass - facade provided with the intention that "transparency of science to explain." Additional shading elements and escape balconies form the transition to the surrounding air space.
The permanent exhibition "Computing then and now" provides vivid examples of the development of machine computing . In addition to historical calculating machines, calculating aids such as the abacus , historical arithmetic books and the legendary Enigma cipher machine from the Second World War, as well as nautical and astronomical measuring tools are on display. Another focus is on exhibits from the beginning of the computer age, such as the punch card machine from Herman Hollerith . The museum founder himself was involved in the development of modern logic chips .
The museum has a collection of around 4,000 slide rules from four centuries, created by IJzebrand Schuitema (1929–2013) .
The permanent exhibition is complemented by regular concerts, such as For example, the series "concerto discreto", which has been established since 2006, with the winners of the Deutschlandfunk funding award , as well as changing exhibitions by geometrically constructive visual artists from all over the world. The museum's own art collection contains works by Max Bill , Camille Graeser , Richard Paul Lohse , Charmion von Wiegand and other representatives of concrete painting .
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