The Museum of Musical Instruments (MIM) in Phoenix  Arizona is another  proof that even in the desert, if they set their mind to it, Americans can do everything. The handsome new building,  surrounded by Phoenix mountains, has become a new cultural center, the venue of different musical and educational activities.

The layout of the museum  is accessible, simple, and visitor friendly. On the ground floor, by the gargantuan double-bass centerpiece, the visitors are invited to view a short orientation video. In that film the narrator conveys the universal motto of the museum: music is the amplifier of human emotions.

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