Musical instruments are meaningful cultural artifacts, whether a French harpsichord from the 18th century or a seashell trumpet from Oceania. But keeping musical instruments in proper working order while avoiding changing fundamental information about their original construction often presents a challenge. Join an instrument curator and conservator for a discussion of how museums handle this issue.
John Koster, professor of music emeritus, National Music Museum, Vermillion, South Dakota
Darcy Kuronen, Pappalardo Curator of Musical Instruments
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