Scientific committee

Pendulette lyre à oiseau chantant et automate, signée Jaquet-Droz & Leschots, London, coll. MHL

A scientific advisory board bringing together a dozen leading names from the world of museums, watchmaking, private collections and specialist schools and universities has already validated the project. It was regularly consulted throughout the entire preparatory phase.

    • Serge Bringolf, Director of the Robosphère project, La Chaux-de-Fonds
    • Anne-Laure Carré, Head of the scientific department, Musée des arts et métiers, CNAM, Paris
    • Nathalie Ducatel, Manager of the Haute école de conservation-restauration Arc (Arc specialist conservation/restoration school), La Chaux-de-Fonds
    • Estelle Fallet, Head curator, manager of the history section, Musée d'art et d'histoire, Geneva
    • Pascal Griener, Professor, Institut d'histoire de l'art et de muséologie (institute for the history of art and museology), University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel
    • Christoph Hänggi, Director, Museum für Musikautomaten, Seewen
    • François Junod, Automaton maker and Sculptor, Sainte-Croix
    • Sharon Kerman, Watch and clock historian, Paris
    • Francesco Mondada, Senior scientist, Mobots group, Head of education and research, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL
    • Jean-Claude Sabrier, Expert for the Court of Paris, Paris