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Hieronymus Köstler is the present day most respected and internationally renowned instrument maker and expert, with more than 30 years of work experience in the specialised field. Hieronymus Köstler confirms the authenticity of historical instruments with certificates. He belongs to A. Fuchs’ team that issues a catalogue of historical string instruments. Three of the instruments belonging to the Estonian Foundation of Musical Instruments have been certified by Hieronymus Köstler. Additional info:

Eero Haahti is an internationally recognised instrument maker and expert. He is the chief expert for Finnish string instrument collections and advisor of the Estonian Foundation of Musical Instruments. His expertise is in demand and acknowledged also among Scandinavian instrument makers.

The experts gave an overview of the high quality, historical string instruments and their investment value. The experts of historical instruments explained how the value of instruments is determined and how their authenticity is established.

The seminar took place in the framework of the creative industries development action activity „Increasing awareness about creative industries“. The project is financed by the European Regional Development Fund.