R E S T O R A T I O N S
carried out in the past by
Free-lance Restorations and Conservation work:
Because I am now retired from my employment with the University of Edinburgh as Curator/Director of the Russell Collection and as Reader in the former Faculty of Music, I fill out part my time carrying out free-lance restorations and consultations. In the past I have been engaged both by museums and by public and private bodies to carry out restorations of early keyboard instruments for them and to give advice about restoration and environmental control both in museums and in private collections.
Restorations and Conservation work:
The Brussels Museum of Musical Instruments, Brussels, Belgium:
Single-manual harpsichord by Giambattista Boni, 1619; Brussels Museum Number 1603.
5-voet muselar virginal by Ioannes and Andreas Ruckers, Antwerp, 1604; Brussels Museum Number 2927.
Double-manual harpsichord by Ioannes Couchet, Antwerp, 1646; Brussels Museum Number 276.
Double-manual harpsichord by Burkat Shudi and Johannes Broadwood, London, 1773; Brussels Museum Number 1604.
Museo Nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali, Rome, Italy
Anonymous single-manual Italian harpsichord with an enharmonic keyboard, Naples; Rome Museum Number 859.
Anonymous single-manual Italian harpsichord, Naples, 1630; Rome Museum Number 779.
Single-manual Italian harpsichord, Ignazio Mucciardi, Naples, 1780; Rome Museum Number 760.
Schloß Cappenberg, bei Dortmund, Westfalen, Germany
Double-manual harpsichord by Ioannes Ruckers, Antwerp, 1618.
Ringve Museum, Trondheim, Norway
Anonymous Italian virginal, ascribed by me to Iosephus Salodiensis, Venice, c.1560.
Double-manual English harpsichord by Jacobus Kirckman, London, 1767; RMT Nº 79/12
Anonymous Italian Bentside Spinet. Undated c.1650-1700. Ringve Museum, Trondheim. Inventory No. RMT 67/116.
Double-manual French Harpsichord attributed to Antoine Watters (Vater?) 1737; RMT Nº 372
Museo Santa Giulia, Brescia, Italy
Polygonal virginal by Gianfrancesco Antegnati, Brescia, 1554, on loan from The Ateneo, via Tosi, Brescia to the Museo Santa Giulia, Brescia.
Franco Scala, Accademia Pianistica, Italy
Single-manual Italian harpsichord, Francesco Fabbri, Rome, c.1630, property of Franco Scala, Accademia Pianistica, Imola, Italy.
The Russell Collection of Early
Keyboard Instruments , University of Edinurgh
, University of Edinurgh
Double-manual French harpsichord by Jean Goermans, Paris, 1764/Pascal Taskin, Paris, 1783-4; Russell Collection Number HD5-JG1764.29.
For further details of the Goermans/Taskin harpsichord click on the images below: