Stradivari Instruments Acquired by SI

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Summary

The Smithsonian acquires five instruments made by Antonio Stradivari. The collection was curated by Albert F. Moglie for more than 50 years, until his death in 1988. Moglie prepared the instruments each year for a concert played by the Julliard String Quartet.

Subject

  • Musical Instruments Hall (NMHT)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Torch, 8/1988, p. 2

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1935

Topic

  • Acquisitions
  • Instruments
  • Museums
  • Museums--Acquisitions

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