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