Hands free

Tuesday, 28.02.2017 - Wednesday, 31.05.2017, Tertis case


February to May 2017

Musicians’ hands are as expressive as their faces; they are key to their creativity. This exhibit displays casts and photographs from our collections, revealing what the hands of composers and performers looked like. They including Chopin and Mendelssohn. Intriguing, sinister, soulful - what do their hands say about them…?

Please note that the case is in the basement of the main building, alongside the restaurant, and can be seen whenever the building is open – therefore not restricted to the opening hours of the museum.

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