Conceived as a dynamic and constantly expanding space, MVIM is dedicated to preserving the memory of musical instruments, fundamental sources for understanding the History of Music.

In a 21st century environment, aimed at a wide audience, the instruments and their surroundings are presented in specific sections.

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The MVIM catalogue is growing!! Now, in addition to musical instruments from the Museu Delgado de Carvalho – Escola de Música da UFRJ [Delgado de Carvalho Museum – UFRJ School of Music], there are also percussion instruments from the Museu Villa-Lobos [Villa-Lobos Museum] and, soon, instruments from the Instituto Moreira Salles [Moreira Salles Institute].

In the Instruments menu, it is possible to search in the entire collection; a search by category; or even a search by combining fields, using the advanced search. The items in the collection are presented through detailed information including photos, audios and videos.

Check out the news about our museum in the News section:

  • Brief history of the lute – Read the article written by musician Rosimary Parra about this interesting instrument of Arabic origin.