It was founded in 2008 by the Director of the Institute, Bernhard Korte, who contributed his private collection of calculating machines.
The building's steel-glass facade – located at Lennéstrasse 2 – is meant to represent the "transparency of science".
The permanent exhibit "Calculating in Olden and Modern Times" (German: Rechnen Einst und Heute) shows the progression of mechanical calculating machines through 1,200 pieces.
There are also exhibits on very-large-scale integrated (VLSI) logic chips, historical arithmetic books dating back to Johannes Gutenberg's times, and the relationship between art and science.
- "The Arithmeum » Museum Shop » Slide Rules in the Arithmeum - the collection Schuitema". Archived from the original on 2015-01-08. https://web.archive.org/web/20150108044739/http://www.arithmeum.uni-bonn.de/en/shop/article/72. Retrieved 2016-01-09.
- http://www.rekeninstrumenten.nl/MIR/MIR%20Articles/MIR49%20p%209-13%20Schuitema%20Collection.pdf (English)
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