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Welcome to Cozio, the world’s largest reference resource for buyers, sellers and connoisseurs of fine stringed instruments and bows.

Founded in 2003 as a public registry of iconography, provenance and pricing information for historical stringed instruments, Cozio encompasses over 30,000 individual instruments and bows by over 2,500 makers. It is also the most comprehensive online source for maker biographies and provenance information, and contains over 50,000 historical auction prices.

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Cremona’s Museo del Violino collection

Visitors to Cremona's newest instrument museum journey through five centuries of exceptional violin making

By Philip J. Kass

In 2013 the various violin collections of Cremona were consolidated into one unified collection that is now housed in the new Museo del Violino. This museum, on the southeastern side of the city and located inside the building that once housed the technical school in which the first Cremona Violin Making School was based, has […]