University of Edinburgh Musical Instrument Collections

  • Francesca Baseby (Depositor)



The Dataset contains records for 5198 objects in the University of Edinburgh’s Musical Instrument Collection. The collection ranks among the world's most important collections of musical heritage. All the main types or musical sound-making device are represented, and are presented to the public at St Cecilia’s Hall Concert Room and Music Museum where c.500 instruments are on display. The c.6000 objects in the collection constitute a rich research resource of both breadth and depth, and include many historically typical models of musical instrument spanning over 500 years, together with prized rare and unique items.

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Data Citation

University of Edinburgh. Information Services Group. Library & University Collections. (2019). University of Edinburgh Musical Instrument Collections, 1574-2000 [dataset].
Date made available17 Sep 2019
PublisherEdinburgh DataShare
Temporal coverage1574 - 2000

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