“Parisian automata in the museum exposition” in the Audio Stories column

While listening to newaudio story "Parisian Automata of the second half of the 19th - early 20th centuries as seen by the contemporaries", you will get av answer to many questions that arise when you get to know these outlandish exhibits created in Paris in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the workshop of Aléxandre Théroude, Jean Marie Phalibois and Blaise Bontems companies, by Roullet & Decamps firm. These great wizards of the past centuries created technical and artistic masterpieces, amazing objects with meticulous details, which are dressed in sumptuous costumes and are able to perform dizzyingly complex movements. Many of these unique automata are featured on the museum Collection website in the section “AMUSING AUTOMATA”.

On the cover: Musical automaton "Elegant lady harp-player". France, Paris. Сirca 1865.Aléxandre Theroude