The collections at Klaverens Hus consist of instruments and industrial memorabilia, which together make up the country’s largest of its kind. Archives and libraries contain supplementary information and aids in working with the collections, which are unique in Europe.
The roughly 600 instruments include hammer instruments (hammer pianos, square pianos, cabinet pianos, pian(in)os, grand pianos, etc.) – harmoniums (pedal organs) and self-playing instruments (autopianos, crank organs, semi-automatics, musical instruments, smålandspianos, etc.).
Memories of Industry
Our collections of industrial memorabilia consist of tools, machines, material, semi-finished products, drawings, templates, photographs, etc. from Swedish piano and organ factories, which mainly belong to seven major collections:
- Conny Carlssons Collection
- Herrljunga kommun’s Piano- and Organ History Collection
- Västra Värmlands Antiquity Society Museum’s Piano- and Organ History Collection in Arvika museum, Sågudden
- Anton Almquists Collection, Arvika
- Martin Axessons Collection, Arvika
- Objects and archive documents from Baumgardt’s piano factory in Linköping
- Ljungqvists Organ factory, Vänersborg and Landvetter
Archive and Library
- Text archive (older prints, archival documents and copies thereof, index of sources)
- Image archive (photographs, diplomas, etc.)
- Audio archive (interviews, recordings)
- Working library (reference literature)