The collection contains all types of instruments from the 16th to 20th century. The holdings stretch to more than 3000 objects.
Main collection areas
The department comprises one of the world’s largest collections of historical keyboard instruments, with numerous early fortepianos, predominantly of south-German and Viennese provenance. A further collection focus is formed by wind and string instruments from Nuremberg during the Holy Roman Empire, when it was a Free Imperial City.
Johann Andreas Stein, Augsburg, 1788
Doppelvirginal (Mutter und Kind)
Marten van der Biest, Antwerpen, 1580
Viola da gamba