The Kromeriz Music Archive is currently administered by the Kromeriz Archdiocesan Museum – Olomouc Museum of Art. It is one of the most significant and largest historical music archives in the Czech Republic. The oldest parts of the collection consist of music from the time period of Bishop Karl II von Liechtenstein-Kastelkorn (1664-1695). The time he had spent at the Kromeriz chateau marks the creation of the bishop, and later archbishop band. It is this part of the collection that requires costly conservation and restoration works.
The proceeds of the campaign will cover the restoration of rare music and manuscripts (Biber, Bertali, Schmelzer, Vejvanovský) and for the purchase of deacidifying interlays.
At the end of 2021 thanks to the ongoing public appeal for funds set up by the CNT, another part of the rare music scores by Mozart, Beethoven, Schmelzer, Biber and other composers could be restored. Audiences attending concerts performed in and around the historic Kromeriz castle made the biggest contribution to this public appeal. The restoration work was carried out by Mrs Jarmila Franková in the Atelier Frank workshop. Musicians from all over the world are now able to request copies of these restored music scores.