Anyone wishing make a donation
to the 'Accordion Gems' exhibition at the Dargaville Museum
is invited to contact Kevin to arrange details, shipping reimbursement
or to request further information.
The museum display offers a great opportunity to house instruments
and related accordion items in a beautiful facility, where they
will be cared for and admired by the public. Your name will
be listed as a donor as well as any information about the instrument
that you would like to provide. Instruments may include any
model or vintage, as they all pertain to the gradual evolution
of the accordion. We invite you to consider supporting the accordion
exhibition at the Dargaville Museum in any of the following
- 'Accordion Gems' Instrument
Your instrument(s) will be housed in a beautiful glass display
case for the world to see with credit to the donor and/or
- 'Accordion Gems' Instrument
Sponsor - 'Adopt a Gem!'
Accordion Gems is searching for specific instruments to compliment
this important display. We invite you to consider sponsoring
the purchase of an important accordion not currently included
in the collection. This will serve as a valuable and long
lasting contribution to this one of a kind exhibition preserving
this unique and beautiful instrument that has brought happiness
- 'Accordion Gems' Accordion
Related Item Donation
Supporting items include manuscripts, recordings, publications
and other accordion related items which help add interest
and information to the instrument displays.
- 'Accordion Gems' Financial
Donations are always welcome to help support efforts to restore
the instruments to top playing order and the securing and
shipping of additional rare instruments.
- 'Accordion Gems' Assistant
We can always use assistance and expertise in in helping find
additional instruments, repairing the current instruments
and helping research the history of the current instruments
established Accordion Museum exhibit... 'Accordion Gems - A
Master Collection of Accordions Through Time' is still searching
for some additional instruments to compliment the existing collection.
Housed in New Zealand, and the only accordion specific exhibition
in the Southern Hemisphere, the instruments will be proudly
displayed in the new wing of the Dargaville Museum, New Zealand
which opened on October 21, 2007.
Currently featuring more than 100 representatives of the accordion
family dating back to the early 1800's, the collection is still
looking for some specific examples of members of the accordion
(or Sonatina or similar) metal disc playing instrument
Concertina shaped roll playing instrument - 16 keys
& Herold (c 1910) 'Symphonetta'
style accordion mounted with a sound horn
that might help secure examples of these instruments, or others
that might be of historical interest would be greatly appreciated.
For all information regarding
support of the 'Accordion Gems' exhibition at the Dargaville
Museum, please contact:
P.O. Box 150393
Kew Gardens, NY 11415-0393
Examples of instruments still desired for the Accordion Gems