The MuseumsForum is dedicated to Heinz Nixdorf, the computer pioneer, founder of Nixdorf Computer AG and successful entrepreneur with a vision for the future of information technology and a sense of social responsibility for his staff, who died in 1986. He firmly believed that computers could help people to fashion a better future for themselves.
Out of this conviction was born the idea of making the history of the computer’s development accessible to the general public in a museum. He himself laid the foundations for this project with his collection of over 1,000 objects in the field of office communications. His Stiftung Westfalen foundation took up the baton after his death, extending his collection in line with contemporary developments and giving it a home in the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum.