Hundreds of instruments were destroyed in the large fire. According to police reports, only a small number of musical instruments were saved as they were housed behind a glass window in the exhibition area. An investigation is now underway; police are not ruling out arson. The entire structure of the museum was declared unsafe and cordoned off to the public. Fortunately, no one was present inside the building at the time of the blaze. The museum’s founder Demetrio Spagna, and director Pasquale Mauro have established a fundraising campaign on Facebook, with an event scheduled for November 17.