Jean Michel Renard

Old, rare and unusual Musical Instruments

As ethnomusicologist I favourised firstly the ethnic, traditionnal and popular musical instruments.

In 1992 This speciality came to the opening of the "Mupop", the french national museum of popular music in Montluçon.

Since 1996, the gallery collaborates with the most important american museums for searching and providing rare and unusual musical instruments.

From 2008 to 2011, we travel over the world to supply the Musical Instrument Museum of Phoenix (Arizona). (1500 items.)

Since 2012, the gallery develops deals with museums and collectors in Asia and Middle-East.

2015-2018 Governor at the board or the American Musical Instrument Society.

Some of the best noted makers of musical instruments and items of interest concerning the history of world music, musicians, composers and inventors.

This year we plan to exhibit notably:

French 1762 double manual harpsichord by Guillaume HEMSCH

18th c. Pochette in its original case, by Louis Guersant, maker of the King of France.

French 18th spinet.

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Jean Michel Renard Fontenille 10 route de la Gare 3330 BELLENAVES France +33 664913306 See map Visit website