Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
There is a whole floor in the Musical Instruments Museum that is completely dedicated to string and keyboard instruments. I am referring to different types of organ, harp and piano, and my favorite: the harpsichord. To be honest, I was surprised to see how beautifully decorated some of the harpsichords were; some even had paintings on them!
You can also have a look at a real violin makers’ workshop. It was amazing to see how this was reconstructed in such detail! In a separate room, you can also visit a temporary exhibition about the acquisitions that the MIM has made in 2010 – 2011. This includes amongst others a complete accordion workshop, early electronics from the IPEM (Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music) and several musical instruments from all over the world, such as … a vuvuzela!
We enjoyed our visit to this museum very much. The fact that you can listen to the music produced by the instruments makes it fun and interesting! Afterwards, we also discovered that there are regularly musical events in the concert hall of this museum, so we will probably come back! More information can be found on their website: www.mim.be.
Here are the pictures!