Restoration and Conservation

The central research mission of the Musikinstrumenten-Museum is the study of historical instruments and historical performance practices. Researchers at the museum systematically study the collection and work with conservators in overseeing the conservation and restoration projects of the museum.

Man with beard in blue shirt looks into a microscope. In front of him is a violin.

By combining historical and organological approaches, the museum is able to achieve insights and research results that go far beyond the scope of traditional organology. Some of its research projects involve interdisciplinary cooperation with other departments of the Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung (State Institute for Music Research).

The work of museum researchers is presented to a wider audience in publications, presentations, workshops and special exhibitions. The museum and its researchers are also active in a variety of international bodies (z. B. CIMCIM).