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"Located in Allentown's Historic Afflerbach Mansion, The Afflerbach Mansion Art Gallery and Museum of Trailing-Edge Technology are a must-see for artists and technology historians. The remarkable Afflerbach Mansion is the historic former Mayor's Mansion of Allentown, Pennsylvania's third largest city."

Since November 2009, Dr. Christopher Kavanau has been the Curator and Chief Conservator of the Museum, archiving, preserving, researching and documenting the museum's collection. In 2021, Dr. Kavanau became the Director of 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 currently 

   closed. However, as time permits, growing amounts of the 

   museum's collection will become available for online viewing.  

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