About Us


The Musik Museum was founded in 1997 by Dutch-born Hanna Vooerman, who adopted Kutztown as her home in the late 1970s. She was a classically-trained pianist, and passionate amateur musicologist who undertook field research all over the world, including trips to Egypt, Monogolia, and Bolivia. Many of the instruments in the Museum’s exhibits are from her personal collection.


Ms. Vooerman remained an active and integral force behind the development, expansion, and evolution of the Museum until her death in 2013. In her will, she dedicated her estate to preserving her legacy and that of the Museum.


Since it’s foundation, the Musik Museum has been operated with the goal of enriching cultural understanding across the music world. As a non-profit organization, it is seriously and deeply invested in promoting public awareness of multicultural and world musical traditions, as well as the history and development of Western music.
To inquire about an informative tour, or to learn more about the history of the Musik Museum, you may contact our Curator, Annika Nelson, annika@musikmuseum.org