Monday, February 27, 2012

See Hugo? Like Automata? Visit the Morris Museum!

With the film Hugo racking up a total of 5 wins at the 2012 Oscar Awards, the public seems more interest in automata than ever. Here's a great news clip from NJToday Online titled 'Mechanical Dolls Like Ones in 'Hugo' Displayed at Morris Museum.' Indeed they are! The museum is home to a huge collection of automata originally owned by Murtough D. Guinness. Guinness -- an heir to the brewery of the same name -- collected over 700 of these fantastic mechanical pieces throughout his life and donated them to the museum. While they may not have a drawing automaton quite as sophisticated as the one in the movie, what they do have will still delight and astound any visitor.

Here is where you can learn more about the Guinness collection of automata at the Morris Museum.

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