Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Film documenting The Museum of Automata once located in York

Image of automaton

Here's a wonderful film about The Museum of Automata in York, England.

Sadly, the Museum closed in 1996, and the collection is now in Japan. At least we have this 30 minute documentary to get a glimpse at what it once contained.

In the film, you will see a wonderful variety of automata including everything from fine antique examples to contemporary makers such as Frank Nelson and Jan Zalud.

This video comes to us by way of automaton enthusiast Sergio Pinese who obtained the film from the late artist Frank Nelson.

[ Thanks Sergio! ]

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Blogger kidd said...

Hi Dugnorth, would you know where in Japan can I see this collection?

September 26, 2013 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger Victor Wong said...

Thanks for this video posting. I had visited this museum once in 1995.

May 5, 2015 at 1:22 AM  

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