Automaton Music 4.0
To mark its anniversary, the museum in Seewen, Canton Solothurn, is presenting four thematic focuses under the heading "Automaton Music 4.0", each theme being presented in turn over the course of the exhibition. Automatons, cylinder and disc music boxes, musical souvenirs and finally Swiss railway station music boxes offer a retrospective of forty years of collecting and mediation.
The museum will, of course, continue to offer visitors fascinating live demonstrations of its music automatons during the daily guided tours. However, the name of the anniversary exhibition – by analogy with "Industry 4.0" (i.e. the fourth industrial revolution) – suggests that some content in the Museum of Music Automatons will in future be presented via new media – not least in the newly designed ballroom, due to reopen in autumn 2019. That said, a visit to the "melodic museum" will continue to offer a combination of traditional museum experience with a unique musical dimension.