9 museums that want your legacy tech

Museums and other institutions are searching for examples of older technology to exhibit. Is there a computer in your basement that qualifies? We tell you who's looking and what they're looking for.
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Museums are looking for legacy tech

If you think that nobody wants the old computers or peripherals that you once worked or played on -- or perhaps helped build and design -- think again: There may be a museum that could use them.

For example, earlier this year, Computerworld editor Barbara Krasnoff donated her circa-1992 Gateway Handbook to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.  

What's in it for you? Some museums may cover shipping, offer a tax deduction and/or credit the donor on an exhibit's label. If nothing else, you've decluttered a little -- and you have the satisfaction of having done right by your once-prized possession.

Here are some of the technology-collecting museums in the United States that might give your old techno-treasure(s) a good home.

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