Folk Musical Instruments: the Experience of Description and Certification

Natalia S. Mikhailova


The article demonstrates the importance of standardization in the description of traditional instruments in museum collections, which would promote its wider application among scholars and broaden the level of comparative and summarizing research. The article offers a standardized form of scholarly certificates or passports of musical instruments for museum classification based on extensive experience of standardization of museum articles. All the clauses of musical instrument certificates or passports are analyzed.

Keywords: traditional music, traditional musical instruments, the museum collection, certification of musical instruments

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