The International Association of Player-Piano, Roll-Playing and Automatic Instrument Enthusiasts.
the Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors'
Association is an educational
non-profit organization with worldwide
appreciation of historic automatic musical
AMICA provides a lively forum for the
sharing of the many aspects of our hobby, and ...
AMICA was founded in San Francisco in 1963. Its goal has always been to introduce people from all walks of life to the beauty and value of automatic musical instruments.
AMICA has prevented the destruction of
many fine rare instruments that have been restored to their former glory. Not
only that, but AMICA has placed many instruments in places where the general
public can see, hear and enjoy these glorious instruments from the past.
Our members' interests vary widely from collecting instruments and rolls and related items, from fascination with the mechanisms to interest in the history and the technicians and the artists to just plain listening to the music of these amazing instruments.
are some of the things "AMICAns" do:
WE SHARE INFORMATION: The AMICA Bulletin is published regularly and offers articles, technical and historic information, biographical sketches, international and chapter news, as well as advertisements of interest to all collectors of automatic musical instruments.
WE MEET COLLECTORS: The Membership Directory lists fellow members, and their collecting interests. Annual Membership Meetings are held during the convention to discuss national association policy. Local Chapters form a network across the world. These chapters meet regularly and offer social and technical interchange.
WE ATTEND CONVENTIONS: Annual Conventions are sponsored by local chapters to highlight their regions and local collections. This meeting gives members the chance to enjoy collections, see interesting people, places and things, and they allow AMICAns to make friends with collectors from the world over. Conventions are hosted by enthusiastic chapter members who share an interest in all facets of automatic musical instrument collecting. Informative workshops are presented as well as marts where members may buy and sell rolls and other items related to automatic musical instruments.
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