Spanning over 450 years of music technology and innovation, the NMC collection is the foundation for many of the unique programs available at Studio Bell. Our approach to preservation is founded on accessibility. We maintain 20% of the musical instruments in functioning condition to give visitors and artists unprecedented access to our historical collection. This “living” collection at NMC welcomes the exploration of sound and history, and incubates new music through our Artist in Residence program. No other place tells the stories of music in Canada quite like this.