Exhibition Activity of the Association of Musical Instrument Makers in Prague
|Keywords||Association of Musical Instrument Makers – exhibition – collection of musical instruments– Karel Boromejský Dvořák – Karel Schamal – violin making – Jubilee Exhibition of 1891 – Ethnographic Exhibition of 1895|
|Citation||BERDYCHOVÁ, Tereza . Exhibition Activity of the Association of Musical Instrument Makers in Prague. Musicalia. Journal of the Czech Museum of Music / Časopis Českého muzea hudby . Prague: National Museum, 2014, 6(1-2), 53–72. ISSN 1803-7828 (Print), 2533-5634 (Online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/mjotcmom/6-1-2/exhibition-activity-of-the-association-of-musical-instrument-makers-in-prague|
In connection with the new Act on Trades of 1859, the Association of Musical Instrument Makers and Dealers was founded. Its activity focused mainly on support for and development of that trade, but it was also involved in promotional activities including the holding of exhibitions. The Association actively joined in the Jubilee Exhibition of 1891 and the Ethnographic Exhibition of 1895, and for the Association’s fiftieth anniversary, it held an exhibition of its own in 1935. The importance of these events was not only the presentation of the standards of Czech instrument making at the time, but also the exhibiting of private collections of historical instruments, some of which, including the very valuable collection of the Prague violinmaker K. B. Dvořák, were later donated to the National Museum.