OBJECTS OF PRESTIGE
KEITH BRAMICH dips into
the musical instrument collection at
New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Department of Musical Instruments at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art has produced a lavish, large-format and beautifully illustrated catalogue featuring highlights from its collection. As explained in About the Musical Instruments Collection at the end of the book, the strength of this compilation lies in both its breadth and its encylopaedic approach. As the oldest comprehensive collection of musical instruments in the USA, with the first items collected in 1878, it contains more than five thousand instruments, ranging from those dating back as far as 2,300 BC to those created within the last decade...
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