International conference of Musical Instrument Collectors and Collections at the University of Oxford

The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments and The Galpin Society hosted a 3-day conference in Oxford to explore themes in musical instrument collecting including: how instruments are collected, displayed and conserved; who collects them, how and why; the relationships between makers, musicians, collectors, curators, dealers and scholars, as well as current research taking place in musical instrument collections in and outside museums around the world.
The event featured presentations by scholars with specialist knowledge of musical instruments, as well as historians of music, biographers of instrument collectors and their networks, and those working in archives and museums.