The Music Museum is an exhibition dedicated to one of the artistic endeavors that is a highlight of Italian culture: the liuteria (the making of stringed instruments). Venice, the city where the exposition takes place, was the workshop for important instrument makers, particularly for violins. Its craftsmen excelled in the experimentation with and production of musical instruments, continuously reworking and improving them in order to respond in an optimal way to the needs of the sonority that came to define the era.The Music Museum tells the story of the 18th century, the most significant period of the Italian Liuteria, the golden age of violin making.
The exhibition of “Antonio Vivaldi and His Time,” residing in the splendid Church of San Maurizio, has the purpose of reliving the sound of musical instruments, such as those by Amati, Guadagnini, and Goffriller, in an environment of beauty and history, creating a moment of absolute perfection.
The Music Museum of Venice organizes guided visits.
Museo della Musica
Chiesa San Maurizio, S. Marco 2603
Tel: +39 041 2411840
Fax: +39 041 2770593
Visiting Hours: Daily 10 am/ 1 pm - 3 pm / 8 pm
Services: Museum Shop, Guided tours (on demand), Audioguide