nicht Europäischen Sammlungen mit interessanten Instrumenten
- Boston - Museum of fine Arts
See - and often hear - instruments from around the world, ranging from ancient civilizations to the late twentieth century. Many of them come to life during public lectures, demonstrations, and performances throughout the year. The Musical Instruments Gallery is open daily from 11 am to 4 pm.
- New Yourk - Metropolitan Museum
Only one curatorial department at the Metropolitan Museum exhibits objects originally meant to appeal as much to the ear as to the eye. It is the Department of Musical Instruments, which holds approximately five thousand examples from six continents and the Pacific Islands, dating from about 300 B.C. to the present. The collection, which is unsurpassed in its comprehensive scope, illustrates the development of musical instruments from all cultures and eras. The instruments, selected for their technical and social importance as well as for their tonal and visual beauty, may be approached in a number of ways: as art objects, as ethnographic record, and as documents of the history of music and performance.
- New Haven - Yale university collection of musical instruments
The art of the luthier is well represented in the Yale Collection, with a wide selection of examples from the Italian, German, French and English schools of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Important examples from the Steinert and Skinner Collections as well as individual donations are set in the context of the extensive Emil Herrmann Collection of string instruments presented to the University by Hugh W. Long in 1962. Most of the violin-family instruments are in playing condition as are representative examples of the viol and plucked-string families.