Launch of the International Public Register of Fine Instruments in 2022
The register will be an informative and educational resource for all collectors, investors, manufacturers, buyers, sellers, researchers, insurers and artistic institutions.
Details on fine instruments are often difficult to find or lost in unknown sources. With this register, the problem of leaving members uncertain as to the value, history, authenticity and integrity of the instruments will no longer be questioned.
“Tragically, records for many quality instruments have been lost over many generations due to upheaval caused by epidemics, wars and natural disasters,” said Eva Lerner-Lam, Si-Yo Music Society Foundation, Inc. President and President. “Some were simply rejected by those who did not recognize their importance.
There will be a long process for those who wish to add to the registry. With the data collected, Si-Yo will store it on a cybersecure, independently managed and blockchain-ready system.
Having already accumulated information on several hundred string and bow instruments from museums and private collections, Si-Yo is testing its functionality with a multidisciplinary group of beta testers to prepare for the launch.
Si-Yo is also working with museums, such as the Museo del Violino in Cremona, Italy, to organize a backup archive for their databases.
Founded in 1966, the Si-Yo Music Society Foundation is based in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of New York. The organization seeks to bring classical music to a global community of music lovers.