This web site was only possible due to the warm welcome found in the French museums especially:
- the Museum of Berry in Bourges
- the Museum of Normandy in Caen
- the Archaeological museum of Ile de France in Nemours
- the Museum of Beaux-Arts in Lille
- the Alsatian Museum in Strasburg
- the Museo Nationale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari in Rome (Italy)
- the Centro de Documentación Musical de Andalucía (Spain)
- the Kalundborg og Omegns Museum (Denmark)
- the Hessisches Puppenmuseum in Hanau-Wilhelmsbad (Germany)
for the wonderful documentation on the subject they provided me.
Thanks to the researchers who helped me:
- Tinaïg CLODORE for her invaluable information on the prehistoric whistles,
- Alain COSTES of the GRECAM for his information on Midi-Pyrénées ceramics
Several collectors opened to me their doors and their friendship:
- Delia Robinson, an irreplaceable American friend, artist, whistle maker and enthusiast.
- Eleonore and Albert, from Germany, who shared their huge knowledge on the suject;
- Rolf G. Mari, great German collector and searcher who opened his unbelievable documentation about the whistles to help me,
- M. Marcel Poulet, specialist in ceramics in Puisaye
- and other French collectors whose modesty prevent to name.
Many thanks to Lionel who cheered me on to create this site and guided me in my research;
to Sylvie, Gabrielle and Elodie who shared their aesthetic touch with this site.
Many potters shared their love for ceramics especially:
- Mr. Gaget in La Borne
- Mr. Sourdive in Cliousclat
- Mr. Friedmann in Soufflenheim
- Mr. Robin in Poët Laval
Thanks to antique dealers, admirers of these objects and their history, who have searched for and researched the old whistles of the French regions.