Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum Paderborn, Germany

Exhibitions & Museums

The Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum in Paderborn shows the beginnings of writing and numbers, the development of machine data processing and the technical achievements of our digital present.

On two floors you will go through 5,000 years of information history, from cuneiform writing to artificial intelligence. You will encounter ancient typewriters and calculators, the first computers, game consoles from retro to modern and fascinating robots.

Nemesis - HNF

The Nemesis Machine - City.Data.Art

Until November 19, 2023

Starting now, you can experience "The Nemesis Machine," an impressive art installation by London-based artist Stanza, at the HNF. The vibrant miniature city consists of thousands of circuit boards, chips, LEDs, monitors and many other computer components. Based on real data from German cities, the artwork constantly changes its appearance and invites you to wonder and reflect. How much are we willing to reveal about ourselves today and in the future? And what does total networking and the use of artificial intelligence mean for our daily lives?

Opening hours:

Thurs-Fri: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat, Sun and holidays: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Tours, lectures, workshops and more at https://www.hnf.de/en/home.html.