WoodMusICK (WOODen MUSical Instrument Conservation and Knowledge) combined forces to foster research on wooden musical instruments in order to preserve and develop the dissemination of knowledge on musical instruments in Europe through inter disciplinary research. The program brought together curators and conservators with wood scientists, chemists, and acousticians, as well as researchers in organology and making of instruments.As part of the CIMCIM network, working with some members of the former WoodCultHer (COST Action IE0601) and with makers, the project integrated study, conservation, and preservation works on musical instruments in heritage, and allowed the different European teams working on wood to participate in research projects on musical instruments. The collaboration helped to develop cooperative programs on specific projects about the study and identification of artefacts and about the conservation of musical instruments.

Chair of the Action
Dr Sandie LE CONTE, Cite de la musique, Paris, France

Vice Chair
Dr Pascale VANDERVELLEN, Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels, Belgium

Science Officer
Dr Fatima BOUCHAMA, COST Office , Brussels, Belgium

Administrative Officer
Ms Aranzazu SANCHEZ, COST Office , Brussels, Belgium

Domain Committee Rapporteur
Mr Marc VAN LEEMPUT, Centre Technique de L’Industrie du Bois (CTIB-TCHN), Brussels, Belgium


WoodMusICK was COST Action FP1302.  For more information about WoodmusICK’s working groups, events, exchange & training, and dissemination, visit the archived homepage https://web.archive.org/web/20180911150117/http://woodmusick.org/.

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It allows researchers, engineers, and scholars to jointly develop their own ideas and take new initiatives across all fields of science and technology, while promoting multi- and interdisciplinary approaches. COST aims at fostering a better integration of less research-intensive countries to the knowledge hubs of the European Research Area. The COST Association, an International not-for-profit Association under Belgian Law, integrates all management, governing and administrative functions necessary for the operation of the framework. The COST Association has currently 36 Member Countries.

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List of publications:

Perez, Marco A., and Emanuele Marconi, eds. Wooden Musical Instruments Different Forms of Knowledge. Book of End of WoodMusICK COST Action FP1302. Paris: Cité de la Musique – Philharmonie de Paris, 2018. Pdf

Vandervellen, Pascale, ed. Preservation of Wooden Musical Instruments Ethics, Practice and Assessment.  COST FP1302 WoodMusICK 4th Annual Conference ; Musical Instruments Museum, Brussels October 5-7, 2017. Proceedings. Bruxelles: FPS COST WoodMusICK, 2017. Pdf.

Perez, Marco A., and Sandie Le Conte, eds. Making Wooden Musical Instruments. An Integration of Different Forms of Knowledge. COST FP1302 WoodMusICK 3rd Annual Conference ; Museu de La Música de Barcelona September 7-9, 2016. Proceedings. Barcelona: FPS COST WoodMusICK, 2016. Pdf.

Rossi Rognoni, Gabriele, and Anna Maria Barry, eds. Effects of Playing on Early and Modern Musical Instruments: COST FP1302 WoodMusICK 2nd Annual Conference ; Royal College of Music, London. September 9-10, 2015. Proceedings. London: FPS COST WoodMusICK, 2015. Pdf.

–. Multidisciplinary Approach to Wooden Musical Instrument Identification. COST FP1302 WoodMusICK 1st Annual Conference ; Museo Del Violino, Cremona. September 30, October 1, 2014. Abstracts. Conference Abstracts. Cremona: FPS COST WoodMusICK, 2014. Pdf.

–. WOODen MUSical Instruments Conservation and Knowledge. COST FP1302 WoodMusICK Opening Conference ; Cité de La Musique, Paris. February 27-28, 2014. Program. Paris: FPS COST WoodMusICK, 2014. Pdf.