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Musical Instrument Museum

Phoenix, Arizona

The Musical Instrument Museum collects and makes accessible musical instruments and objects from approximately 200 of the world's countries and territories. State-of-the-art audio and video technologies allow visitors to see the instruments, hear their sounds, and observe them being played in their original contexts. The museum offers hands-on learning experiences that celebrate the world's diverse cultures, and it works to foster global understanding through music and performance. The museum has collaborated with Smithsonian curators on its exhibitions and currently hosts six instruments on loan from the National Museum of American History, including Artie Shaw’s clarinet.