How to contribute
The Pianola Museum can keep the doors open, the instruments playing and publish about the collection thanks to one-off donations and a large group of regular contributors. They make an indispensable contribution, along with income from our activities and occasional project grants.
See further under Donationslink:G2_EN
In addition, we cannot do without the efforts of volunteers for guided tours, public guidance and care, as well as assistance with restorations and documentation of the collection. Moreover, we regularly welcome interns and are interested in payed students for projects because we find it valuable to involve the youngest generations in the museum as well. Finally, we are looking for translators to present the website and the related documentation as internationally as possible.
See further under Talentlink:G3_EN
Initially, the collection grew mainly through purchases from individuals and auctions, through tips, research and even flea markets, but as the museum became better known, donations of instruments and music rolls started to be offered. The museum also received a few bequests of a large collection.
Even now, we regularly get word from someone who no longer has room for a historical instrument or related object. We have to be cautious about offerings, because sometimes we seem to be the only alternative to thrift shops and bulk waste, while our space and restoration time are very limited, but in special cases we are happy get in contact.
Read about our donation policy under Donationslink:G4_EN