The aims of the CCS

The objectives of the Computer Conservation Society are:

  • To promote the conservation, restoration and reconstruction of historic computing systems and to identify existing computing systems which may need to be archived in the future;
  • To develop awareness of the importance of historic computing systems;
  • To develop expertise in the conservation, restoration and reconstruction of historic computing systems;
  • To represent the interests of the Society with other bodies;
  • To promote the study of historic computing systems, their use and the history of the computer industry;
  • To publish information of relevance to these objectives for the information of Society members and the wider public.

There are a number of active Projects on specific computer restorations and reconstructions, and early computer technologies and software.

The CCS was constituted in September 1989 as a specialist group of BCS. It is thus covered by the Royal Charter and the charitable status of BCS.


Membership is open to anyone interested in computer conservation and the history of computing. For more details on becoming a member of the CCS see our page about joining the CCS.

The CCS is funded and supported by a grant from BCS and by voluntary donations.

Our constitution

Our CCS constitution document sets out our detailed objectives, and has more about how the society operates and supports conservation project groups. This document was last updated and approved in October 2016.

Visit The Computer Conservation Society (CCS) website for more information.

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