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MIMO, virtual repository of historical instruments

Postby peluche » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:13 pm

Hi all,

after reading about the project on a German news site, you would like to let you know about MIMO (Musical Instrument Museums Online), which is a EU effort to provide a central access point to data about musical instruments in 11 European museums.

As it turns out, this seems to be an ongoing project still in its infancy, but it promises to be a great resource once ready, for instruments including but not limited to the guitar. In one or two years or so it should contain data about thousands of historical instruments, complete with standardized photos, sound samples and even videos.

They also plan to provide a critical database of instrument names across several languages.

Already the site can be accessed in English, Nederlands, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, and Svenska.

Check it out at http://mimo-project.eu/

Cheers,

-- peluche

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Re: MIMO, virtual repository of historical instruments

Postby Anthony Campanella » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:43 am

Outstanding! :bravo: :merci:

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PROJECT FACTS         
• Duration: 24 months, 
• 1 Sept. 2009 – 31 August 2011 
• Project budget € 3,197,870 
• EC funding € 1,598,421 
• eContentplus, DG Information Society and Media,  
• 11 partners, from 6 countries. 
• Lead partner: University of Edinburgh 
• Project Manager: Norman Rodger, University of Edinburgh 

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Re: MIMO, virtual repository of historical instruments

Postby Feynman » Fri Feb 19, 2010 5:23 am

I sure hope they are able to keep this going. I plan much gawking once it's all up and running.
-mitch

Sean

Re: MIMO, virtual repository of historical instruments

Postby Sean » Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:30 am

It doesn't look up and running just yet, but I'm very interested in the gallery they're testing at the moment. I'd love to see pictures of rebecs and shawms and sackbuts. Where'n the world did the term 'sackbut' come from? :lol:

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Re: MIMO, virtual repository of historical instruments

Postby Mark Clifton-Gaultier » Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:30 pm

Sean wrote:Where'n the world did the term 'sackbut' come from?

If one drinks copious amounts of sack, one develops an enormous butt.

Mark

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Re: MIMO, virtual repository of historical instruments

Postby Mark Clifton-Gaultier » Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:35 pm

Actually, it comes from the French sacquer (to push) and bouter (to pull). You know it's a trombone, right Sean?

Mark

Sean

Re: MIMO, virtual repository of historical instruments

Postby Sean » Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:00 pm

:lol: I'll have to tell the trombone players to lay off the sack! :lol:

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Re: MIMO, virtual repository of historical instruments

Postby classicalgman » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:16 am

thanks for the link!
Regards

peluche

Re: MIMO, virtual repository of historical instruments

Postby peluche » Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:45 pm

The project has moved to a new address: http://www.mimo-international.com -- You can select your preferred language right away on the home or start screen of the site.

Luckily the project has grown substantially over the years, and is by now a useful resource -- e.g. close to a thousand entries under the keyword of "guitars", and 600 under "guitar" (proper). Worth a look.

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Re: MIMO, virtual repository of historical instruments

Postby Vlad Kosulin » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:56 pm

Amazing!
Thanks a lot. We can only hope American museums and private collections join the effort...
Regards,
Vlad
(still testing various strings with 2006 Sebastian Stenzel and Olinda OC-300)

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Re: MIMO, virtual repository of historical instruments

Postby Kirkland Gavin » Mon Jun 01, 2015 11:37 pm

thanks for the site cool

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Re: MIMO, virtual repository of historical instruments

Postby Marshall Dixon » Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:23 pm

peluche wrote:The project has moved to a new address: http://www.mimo-international.com -- You can select your preferred language right away on the home or start screen of the site.

Luckily the project has grown substantially over the years, and is by now a useful resource -- e.g. close to a thousand entries under the keyword of "guitars", and 600 under "guitar" (proper). Worth a look.



I came across this while searching around on the forum. Just thought to bring it up again.


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