Last Saturday, Rijeka’s Peek&Poke Computer Museum opened a visiting exhibition in Dubrovnik, more precisely at the Youth Center, where all those interested can discover about twenty vintage computers, gaming consoles, calculators and mechanical calculators.
The opening of the exhibition attracted curious people of all generations who were delighted by the display, writes Novi list. The exhibition will remain open until March 27th.
’We’re thankful for the invitation of the Dubrovnik Association of Technical Culture, who invited us to Dubrovnik and helped organise the exhibition. We’re glad to have the opportunity to exhibit what is only a small part of our museum collection in Dubrovnik. We will certainly continue our cooperation with our Dubrovnik colleagues’, said Josip Knežević from Peek & Poke after the exhibition opening.
Until the end of the month, lovers of retro technology in Dubrovnik will have the opportunity to try out the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amiga, Schneider, along with the consoles Atari, Nintendo, Playstation, and others.
Secretary of the Association for Technical Culture Tomo Sjekavica said his personal favourites were the Spectrum and the Commodore.
‘I’m especially glad that for the second time in Dubrovnik we were able to open the visiting exhibition of the Rijeka Computer Museum Peek&Poke, where you can see old computers and calculators dating from the 1930s onwards. As a computer expert and programmer myself, I’m very glad that we’re collaborating with the Peek&Poke Museum from Rijeka and I believe that there will be more opportunities in the future for some new joint projects’, said Sjekavica.
The Peek & Poke Museum in Rijeka is known as the only Croatian museum of vintage computers. Established in 2007, it has been attracting both locals and tourists from all over the world ever since.
The museum offers an overview of the technical development of computers and the computer industry from its beginnings to the present day, with a part of the museum used for various educational programmes.
Among the exhibited computer ‘pioneers’, there are exhibits from all five continents and an enviable collection of calculators to discover, including a pocket calculator made in Croatia and known all around the world as Digitron.