The Danish Music Museum - The World of Instruments

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Musical Instruments throughout 500 Years

The Danish Music Museum was founded in 1898, and the exhibition includes musical instruments from Europe, Asia, and Africa from the 16th century through the 21st century.

The database at the museum's library makes it possible to study all the instruments, including photos and all necessary information on each instrument. Click for library hours.

Some of the beautiful instruments can be seen at Historical Knowledge - Themes - Musik.

Library, Archives and Photo Collection

The collections include an extensive library, archives and a picture collection. Click for hours.

The library comprises works of and material about many of the great personalities of Danish music history - e.g. Angul Hammerich, Johan Svendsen, Aksel Schiøtz and Niels W. Gade - besides material about important Danish music institutions and organisations. Specialist literature about musical instruments, periods and sectors are found as well.

Publications and postcards

Catalogues from previous special exhibitions, the museum's annual as well as a collection of postcards are for sale at the office. Click for hours.

Click for titles, photos and prices.

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