All content found on the pages that deal with strings for Early Music are mainly the result of our personal research, experimentation and dissemination activities, based on the following principles:

  1. going in person on the site (private individuals, museums, institutes, etc.) to take measurements of string sections (and take samples, when possible) and then processing the data in order to produce a technical report / database both for personal use and for the institution / private person where the measurements were made;
  2. searching for unpublished paper documentation in libraries, institutes, private individuals and state archives;
  3. searching for new iconographic evidence and evaluating those already known;
  4. developing, according to technical criteria, the acquired historical/technical/iconographic documentation relative to the string-making activity of the past;
  5. realizing in practice what has been discovered and developed in the string-making technology of the past;
  6. interviewing the last surviving string-makers and/or visiting places where there were important string-making factories, carrying out an exhaustive survey with related interviews and acquisition of documentation/equipment, etc.;
  7. disseminating what has been found, elaborated, experimented and/or supposed through books, articles, conferences, Facebook, video conferences and school lessons;
  8. carrying out tests and practical experiments to verify what has been stated in the treatises of the past.

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In the following image gallery, you will be able to see some aspects of our activity (visits to museums and related files of string pieces; recovered paper documents, video and audio interviews with the latest Italian string makers, technical advice, etc.).