Search database for information on musical instruments held in public collections.
A list of more than 1000 historical harpsichords and clavichords and their location
Musical Instrument Museums Edinburgh (see below for direct link to Russell Collection)
Europeana- Details of Harpsichord related items from a range of Europe’s leading galleries, libraries, archives and museums. http://www.europeana.eu/portal/search.html?query=harpsichords
Edward L Kottick with George Lucktenberg – ‘Early Keyboard Instruments in European Museums’
Indiana University Press, 1997. http://zhi.net/music/pub7a.shtml
Location and details of Historic Instruments in various Collections
The Cobbe Collection of Keyboard Instruments, Hatchlands, Surrey http://www.cobbecollection.co.uk
The Russell Collection, University of Edinburgh https://collections.ed.ac.uk/record/684
The Bate Collection, Oxford University http://www.bate.ox.ac.uk/
The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, University of Oxford.
A short booklet describing members of the harpsichord family exhibited in the gallery.
Catalogue of keyboard instruments in the Royal College of Music Museum, London
V&A Museum Collection, London. Information about the collection, dispersed or put into store, February 2010. http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/m/musical-instruments/
Horniman Museum, Forest Hill, London, SE23 3PQ
Includes a selection of early keyboard instruments from the V&A collection
The Benton Fletcher Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments
housed at Fenton House, Hampstead, London, NW3 6SP
See ‘Archive’>’Reviews’ re a book by Mimi S Waitzman describing the Collection & its history.
The Royal Northern College of Instruments, Manchester, has a valuable collection of keyboard instruments including an Italian pentagonal virginal, bentside spinets by Harris and Anon and harpsichords by Culliford and Shudi/Broadwood. http://www.rncm.ac.uk/research/resources/collection/#
Contact the Librarian to make an appointment.
The Hans Adler Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. http://hansadlercollection.blogspot.com/
The Eric Feller Collection has over 380 historic instruments www.ericfeller.de
The Andreas Beurmann collection of historical keyboard instruments.
Catalogue “Portrait of a Collection. The Beurmann Collection in the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg and at the estate of Hasselburg in East Holstein, Germany.” http://www.olms.de/search/Detail.aspx?pr=2003518
For Link to Real samples from this collection, see ‘Harpsichord– >About’ page
‘Tagliavini Collection’, Vols.1&2 full catalogue in Italian; Vol.3 summary in English,
Published by Bononia University Press http://www.buponline.com
Ruckers – Couchet Harpsichords – Vleeshuis Museum – Antwerp