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Stauffer Collection

The Stauffer Foundation has a collection of musical instruments of extraordinary value. Among the most representative of the tradition and excellence of Cremonese violin making: the “Stauffer” violin by Bartolomeo Guarneri del Gesù from 1734, the Enrico Ceruti violin from 1868, the “Stauffer” viola by Andrea Amati from 1615, and the “Stauffer – ex Cristiani” cello by Antonio Stradivari from 1700.

The four instruments are on loan to the “Antonio Stradivari” Violin Museum in Cremona, of which the Stauffer Foundation is a founding member, one of the most important museums in the world dedicated to the art of violin making, a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage site.

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