This collection consists of pieces that display musical instruments in European artwork. It is mainly of paintings that have incorporated instruments into it and some of them are photographs of actual instruments that were used all over the continent. There are pieces that date back as far as the early 1200s to the late 1800s. Recognizing the importance that music plays to human beings and within the world of art cannot be overstated. It has been a driving force of expression since the dawn of mankind.