Restoration of original instruments

- Restauration and Conservation -

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With the restoration of original, historical instruments, there is always the question of whether the instrument will continue to be played or if it will be displayed in a museum or private collection.

If the instrument will no longer be played, it should be conserved according to a strict set of criteria, so that the original condition may be best preserved.

Restoring is not repairing!

Damanged parts cannot simply be replaced, even if they are in bad condition. As much as possible of the original instrument should be kept in order to preserve the original state and intention of the instrument.

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For both a musically satisfying and historically acurate restoration, extensive knowledge of historical manufacturing techniques, materials and conservation methods are necessary, in addition to a background in music history.