Sala 7 – Cremona 1937. The National Violinmaking Competition

What remained in the twentieth century of the lessons imparted by Stradivari, Amati and Guarneri? In 1937 the National Contemporary Violinmaking Competition Exhibition was organised as part of celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of the death of Antonio Stradivari. The top three instruments in each category of the competition (violin, viola, violoncello, double bass and quartet) formed the basis for the newly created Museo della Liuteria Moderna (Museum of Modern Violinmaking). Today they provide an important testimony of twentieth-century Italian violinmaking.
The room is also used for temporary exhibitions.