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A Convention for Automata Enthusiasts
Morris Museum
May 18 – 20, 2018
Using the renowned Murtogh D. Guinness Collection as backdrop, this will be the second ever convention of this type, attracting automaton makers, collectors and enthusiasts from around the world, with the goal of sharing ideas, building relationships and growing interest in Automata new and old. This is a convention not to be missed!

Visit the event website for program updates and to purchase your tickets.

AutomataCon Logo by founder and convention chair, Brett King.

Daily Live Demonstration:guinness-demonstration
Guinness Collection of Mechanical Musical Instruments and Automata
Every Tuesday – Sunday, 2:00PM

Join us in the galleries for an historical overview and live demonstration of some of the mechanical musical instruments and automata from the Museum’s Murtogh D. Guinness Collection.¬†This custom designed, 4300 sq.ft. permanent exhibit features 150 superb examples of early mechanical musical entertainment from precious small instruments that can fit in the palm of your hand, to the huge 9 foot tall European Dance Hall Orchestrion.

Free with Museum admission.

Image: Guinness collection, Morris Museum.