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Automata Enthusiasts Convention at Morris Museum
By Kate Silverman

The Morris Museum is proud to announce that it will host the first ever

AutomataCon, a convention celebrating automatons and related kinetic

art.  The event will be held at the Morris Museum, home of the Murtogh

D. Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata,

on Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20, 2016.



AutomataCon will convene premier artists, collectors, historians, and

authors in the automaton community from around the world to share

ideas, build relationships, and grow interest in automata. The idea

for the convention stemmed from the fellowship shown on the Automata /

Automaton Group and Mechanical Adventures Group on Facebook.  The

two-day event will feature panel discussions, Museum tours, live

demonstrations, and social gatherings. 



AutomataCon is being organized by Brett King, AutomataCon Founder

and Convention Chair, with Jeremie Ryder, Conservator of the Guinness

Collection at the Morris Museum and Michele Marinelli, Curator of the

Guinness Collection at the Morris Museum.



"Never has there been an automaton convention such as this," said

Jeremie Ryder.  "It is clearly attracting the widest possible array

of artists, collectors, historians and pure enthusiasts of this

historic, decorative and kinetic art form.  There will be something

for everyone, all ages, to enjoy, be amazed and experience during

this weekend event."



Further program and ticket information is available on the

convention's website at http://www.automatacon.org/ 



Kate Silverman - Morris Museum

Morristown, New Jersey




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