Dear colleagues and harp enthusiasts,
I would like to inform you about a new article related to Erard harps in the journal 'Studies in Conservation'.
The article focuses on a detailed technological study of the decoration on the Erard harp No 2631 (London, 1818) at the Deutsches Museum, including references to similar instruments in other collections.
Here is the link to the article:
The article details are:
Panagiotis Poulopoulos, Marisa Pamplona, Luise Richter & Elke Cwiertnia (2019) Technological Study of the Decoration on an Erard Harp from 1818, Studies in Conservation, DOI: 10.1080/00393630.2019.1622317
The collaborative and interdisciplinary research for this article was supported financially by the Volkswagen Foundation (‘Research in Museums’ Programme) and was part of my current project ‘A Creative Triangle of Mechanics, Acoustics and Aesthetics: The Early Pedal Harp (1780-1830) as a Symbol of Innovative Transformation’ at the Deutsches Museum. For more details see:
I would be happy to know of similar publications or research intitiatives concerning historical pedal harps and I am also looking forward to receiving any feedback on the article.