Announcement: Lecture “Amusing Automata Dolls. The Mechanics of nature"

The lecture is dealing with the wonders of mechanics and the history of entertaining mechanisms’ creation. We will talk about the "golden age" of mechanics, the prominent inventors and the marvels of engineering that they invented. Videos and exhibits in operation from the museum “Collection” repository will be demonstrated in the course of lecture.

Lecture “Amusing Automata Dolls. The Mechanics of nature” will be held on Thursday, March 18 at 18:00.

Those who are interested in the unique mechanisms’ operation and are eager to learn more about the collection of amusing automata presented in our museum, can enroll for the lecture "Amusing Automata Dolls. The Mechanics of nature" in the section “Lecture Course”.

Great variety of mechanisms is presented on the museum website in the section “Amusing Automata”. Those mechanisms might be enclosed in a doll of a person, animal or bird, which being winded moves to the music and performs actions characteristic of its image.

The collection of amusing automata in our museum is one-of-a-kind in Russia and is recognized by experts as one of the best in the world. It presents all types and forms of mechanical toys of the XVIII - XX centuries.

The biographies of the talented artisans and inventors that created these unique items are in the section “Authors. Among them are Gustav Vichy, Leopold Lambert, Swiss firm Reuge, French company Roullet & Decamps and others.