The »Musikinstrumenten-Museum Berlin« collects instruments of the European classical music tradition from the 16th to the 21th century. At this time the museum owns nearly 3.300 instruments, many of which are playable. About 800 instruments are on display in the permanent exhibition. In its diversity it is one of the most representative collections in Germany.

The complete collection has been made accessible through   special scholarly catalogues and other publications related to the study of musical instruments as well as the   Jahrbuch (Yearbook) of the Institute. The research conducted in the   restoration laboratories is published in the form of   technical drawings. In addition, the   recording series and   museum concerts document the activities of scholars and restorers with the collection’s historic instruments.