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The Identities of the Viols in the Ashmolean Museum

Fleming, Michael (2009) The Identities of the Viols in the Ashmolean Museum. The Viola da Gamba Society Journal, 3 (2). pp. 117-130. ISSN 0507-0252

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    The Ashmolean Museum, which is part of the University of Oxford, houses a
    small but world-class collection of musical instruments. This is generally
    known as the ‘Hill Collection’ because it predominantly comprises a gift made
    by the firm of W.E. Hill & Sons shortly before the Second World War. The
    Hills were among the top specialist violin dealers, and of world-leading renown
    for their expertise. As part of a major refurbishment of the museum in 2009,
    the musical instruments have been moved, and their display reorganised.
    Boyden’s catalogue1 of the Hill Collection is long out of print, antiquated in
    many respects, and does not include the later accessions. Consequently a new
    catalogue is being prepared, research for which has generated this article.2 A
    table of concordances between Boyden’s numbers and the new catalogue
    numbers is given at the end of this article, followed by illustrations of the viols.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
    A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
    Schools: School of Music, Humanities and Media
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2010 09:14
    Last Modified: 28 Jul 2010 19:53


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