Techvana, The New Zealand Computer Museum

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Techvana Mobile Experience and Exhibition

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Our History Technology Programmes

We are planning a mobile Techvana Experience and Exhibition that can be transported easily between locations such as schools. This will provide a 60 to 120-minute educational experience that will engage the participant in an interactive exploration of how the technologies we have today evolved, and where these are heading in the future.

It will utilise a mobile application that will enable the participant to learn both before and after the experience and receive ongoing content that will continue this journey. The teachers will receive access to curriculum linked and age targeted materials for their students and will be able to utilise the mobile application to monitor and interact with their individual and class experiences.

Budget for Techvana Mobile Experience and Exhibition

This experience will cost approximately $100,000 to design and build. Once completed it will be a revenue generator for the Museum and self-sustaining within 3 months.

Organisation details:

The Techvana Charitable Trust was established to build a Computer Museum for New Zealand that will preserve the amazing technologies and Kiwi stories that helped birth our modern digital age.

Techvana uses these historical technology artefacts to illustrate the evolution of technology from World War II, and the invention of programmable digital computers, to the devices that people use every day. We then project today's technologies into the future and provide a glimpse of the wonders to come.

Preserving the past, Pioneering the Future

Detailed Objectives…

Historical Preservation

• Collect and restore historical computer, gaming, telecommunications and robotics technology artefacts and display them for the public.

• Capture Kiwi technology stories and preserve them for future generations.

• Use the collected artefacts, interviews and media to create informative exhibitions, documentaries and events for the community.


• Run education programmes and provide learning spaces for schools, universities, technical institutes and other IT non-profit organisations such as The New Zealand Game Developers Association, AucklandICT, Institute of IT Professionals and InternetNZ

• Organize, conduct, and host hands-on technology-related workshops for students and professionals

• Use the historical technology to contextualize current and future technologies

• Build a mobile Techvana experience / exhibition to take to schools


• Serve as an accessible social space for IT students, professionals, enthusiasts and technology organizations.

• Provide unique spaces for technology companies to use for their product launches, presentations and meetings.

• Operate a dedicated esports venue showcasing the latest games and technologies.

• Enable the community to participate in the ownership and governance of the museum.

• Protect and display Heritage assets for the community.

This organisation page was created on 21 Jul 2014.

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