Making Matters: Bridge position of the pochette instrument


One of the most unusual stringed instruments, the pochette can be found on show in many museum collections – but is it being displayed properly? Wim Raymaekers argues that the bridge position needs to be rethought

A museum’s staff is confronted with numerous questions. There are many challenges with time, resources and funding that preclude realising best practices in some instances. In other instances, practicality comes into play. And then of course there are different options regarding display and, very importantly, the condition of the objects…

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