In 1911 in Paris the antiquarian Sambon put up for auction a lot of highly valuable antiques relating to music and the theatre. In America the magnate John Pierpont Morgan sought to add them to his own  collection so as to create a theatre museum at the Metropolitan Opera of New York; in Italy an enterprising  group was formed, backed by the Government and Victor Emmanuel III. The leading members of the Milanese bourgeoisie and the musical world (the duke Uberto Visconti di Modrone...
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-: History of The Museum

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