Polo Museale Fiorentino

Florence, Italy
Archives (Instrument archives)


Polo Museale Fiorentino
Tel: +390552388609



Online presence

Based in Florence, Italy, Polo Museale Fiorentino is a museum with an online catalogue that provides information on all the materials in the collection, both on display to the public, and those kept in storage. Its instruments are classification according to the Hornbostel-Sachs system (aerophones, chordophones, idiophones, membranophones and elettrophones). There are also three categories that include accessories, instruments, objects and keyboards. There is a summary sheet with a photograph which describes each piece and provides existing documentation on it.

Many of the instruments in the collection are displayed in the galleries, and others are kept in the museum storeroom. Documentation on the instruments is also available in digital format at the museum. Direct access to the original documentation and close-up details of the instruments is allowed only for extensive research and is done according to the museum's guidelines.

The catalogue includes instruments from Africa such as the Kora. The museum forms part of the Accademia Gallery and is open to members of the public from Tuesday to Sunday at 08h15am until 15h50pm and is closed on Mondays.

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