Press Cutting: Horniman Museum “Additions to the Musical Collections”

One press cutting detailing the additions the Collection of musical instruments at the Horniman Museum and Gardens. There is a lengthy description of some of the new instruments that are now in the museum, however as the cutting is torn on the left hand side all the way down to the bottom of the article, it is difficult to ascertain which instrument is being described at the beginning, however it appears to be ornate “it is an exceptionally fine example of art workmanship”. The rest of article consists of descriptions of various musical instruments, and it finishes by informing readers that the “Horniman Museum is open free on Wednesday and Saturday from two until…” (the closing time is not written in the article, but it is likely that the museum closed at nine as stated into other catalogue entries.)

Collection Information

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