The Methodological Centre for the Documentation, Conservation, and Restoration of Musical Instruments (MCMI) was established on 1 January 2016 on the initiative of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic. The MCMI is an independent department of the National Museum. For more information regarding this project, see About us.


Seeing that one of the project’s aims is to serve as an information hub for the given field, you can find up-to-date information about the subject together with invitations to lectures and conferences in the form of brief abstracts in the News and Invitations sections.


Longer texts are stored in the Articles section.


The primary goal of the project is to create methodological instructions for the documentation, conservation, and restoration of musical instruments, which will provide expert support to institutions and individuals with regard to the correct assessment, documentation, and preservation of musical instruments, and also the correct handling of musical instruments. The results of these efforts will be published in the Methodologies section.


Besides the formulation of methodologies, the MCMI also processes individual collections of musical instruments, which it enters into a digital database. This database of instruments is seconded by the compilation of a complete database of musical instrument makers – see Databases.

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20. 6. 2024, 17:00–20:00

Vernisáž výstavy: Rudolf Pajkr a spol. 130 let

Harmonium - Historie, Prostějov

26. 6. 2024 – 29. 6. 2024

CfP: Cultural & Material Histories of Historical Keyboard Instruments

Colonial Williamsburg, VA - USA

27. 6. 2024 – 30. 6. 2024

CfP: Materiality and the Meaning of Musical Instruments

Bate Collection/Galpin Society conference

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