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Nippon Music Foundation

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Nippon Music Foundation

The Nippon Music Foundation (NMF) is an organisation under the supervision of the Arts and Culture Promotion Division, Agency for Cultural Affairs a special body of the Japanese Ministry of Education. Established 3 March 1972, its stated purpose is to develop international networks of music and foster public interest in music.


NMF has in its endowment one of the largest collections of antique instruments made by luthier Antonio Stradivari (1644-1737), with an additional two by Giuseppe Guarneri (1698-1744).

Guarneri del Gesù






See also


  • "Nippon Music Foundation Profile". Nippon Music Foundation. November 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 
  • "Instruments Owned by NMF". Nippon Music Foundation. November 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-05. 

External links

  • Nippon Music Foundation website

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