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"Located in Allentown's Historic Afflerbach Mansion, The Afflerbach Mansion Art Gallery and the Museum of Trailing-Edge Technology, have corresponding online versions that are a must-see for artists and technology historians alike. The remarkable Afflerbach Mansion, the location of the physical museum and gallery, was the former Mayor's Mansion of Allentown, Pennsylvania's third largest city, when Mayor Roy Afflerbach (D) was in office. 

Since November 2009, Dr. Christopher Kavanau has been the Curator and Conservator of the Museum, archiving, preserving, researching and documenting the collection. In 2021, Dr. Kavanau founded the museum's Project Origins. 


Dr. Kavanau is also a computational neuroscientist and Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at East Stroudsburg University, where he has a special research interest in artificial self-organizing neural networks and machine vision. Dr. Kavanau's research focuses on applying artificial intelligence and computational neuroscience to both electron microscopy image analysis and the analysis of the complex mixtures of signals found in the brain.

Dr. Kavanau may be reached by email at

*Due to COVID-19, and its variants, the museum is permanently  

   closed for tours. However, as time permits, growing amounts of 

   the museum's collection will become available for online


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