The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) to Open in Phoenix

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), the first truly global museum of its kind, is gearing up for its grand opening in Phoenix on April 24, 2010. The museum has completed construction of its new building and is now applying interior finishes to its galleries and public spaces, including exhibition installation of the Geo-Galleries, five expansive galleries that focus on different regions of the world, and the Artist Gallery, where unique stories of musical icons will be told through their instruments.

Musical Instrument Museum, RSP Architects

MIM will celebrate music by exhibiting instruments from every country in the world. The museum has already acquired more than 12,000 instruments and objects for its core collection, representing musical traditions from folk and popular to ritual and courtly.