Expanding the LA Music Collection

The Louisiana State Museum – Expanding the Louisiana Music Collection

The Louisiana State Museum is actively collecting artifacts in order to expand its musical holdings to encompass the full breadth of Louisiana’s musical heritage.  The Louisiana State Museum houses, exhibits and interprets the largest extant collection of artifacts and manuscripts documenting Louisiana history and actively collects artifacts over broad areas that reflect the State’s historic events and cultural diversity. Our departments include visual arts, costumes and textiles, music, science and technology, decorative arts, and the Louisiana Historical Center.  Few other museum collections have the scope and range of artifacts from so many cultural areas of the State.

The Louisiana Music Collection has been described as a fitting tribute to all of the great men and women of our state, who have transformed not just our music culture, but music worldwide.  The influence of these artists places a mandate on our staff to collect and interpret artifacts representing the rich musical culture of Louisiana. Renowned for its extensive Jazz Collection, the Louisiana State Museum is expanding its musical holdings to encompass the full breadth of Louisiana’s musical heritage.  The Museum seeks donations and loans of signature instruments, performance costumes, musical scores, recordings, photographs and any other artifacts related to the careers of all seminal Louisiana music artists. By expanding its music collection, the Louisiana State Museum ensures that these contributions to the culture of Louisiana will be recognized and remembered.

If you have any artifacts of potential interest please contact:

Greg Lambousy
Director of Collections
Louisiana State Museum
1000 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
glambousy@crt.la.gov

(504) 427-2190