Care of Musical Instruments

Musical instruments are a unique but not uncommon object type found in collections for various sized cultural institutions. In this webinar attendees will about the basic requirements to ensure the conservation of a collection of musical instruments, as well as various methods for their registration and documentation. The instrumental groups will be explained according to their function, materials, technology and condition of use, as well as the challenges involved in the preservation of each one according to their vulnerability. The session is focused on any collection, regardless of its size, use or location.


Jimena Palacios Uribe is a conservator and historian interested in organology and cultural history that involves the use of musical instruments, as well as the conservation and dissemination of the Mexican musical heritage. She graduated from the National School of Conservation in Mexico (2005), where for eight years coordinated the Musical Instruments Conservation Laboratory. She was the curator of the musical instruments collection that belongs to the National Institute of Fine Arts for six more years. Currently, she is a member of the American Musical Instrument Society, the Historic Brass Society and the International Committee of Museums and Collections of Musical Instruments. She develops her Doctoral thesis on the social and cultural impact due to the incorporation of foreign musical instruments in Mexico from the second half of the XIXth century.


Recording June 23, 2022
Duration 1 hour 30 minutes