collection of the Czech Museum of Music document the Czech
socio-cultural context in which the harps of the French instrument maker were used from the late
nineteenth century until the middle of the twentieth.
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The current harp collection at the National Museum – Czech Museum of Music (NM‑ČMH)
contains a total of sixty‑three specimens,1 and the