Friday 26 April 2019
Opening up access to music is one of the most important challenges faced by musical institutions today. We were delighted to be awarded a grant by the Museum of London Diversity Matters programme
Friday 18 January 2019
The Royal College of Music Museum has lent one of its most prized items to the V&A for a tour of their Opera: Passion, Power and Politics exhibition.
Thursday 3 January 2019
Teacher Ambassadors at a Learning Day get chance to handle objects from the RCM collections, including playable instruments.
Tuesday 18 December 2018
At the Royal College of Music Museum we have been busy sorting through uncatalogued parts of our collection. In amongst a box of drawings we recently made a very exciting discovery.
Tuesday 11 December 2018
The RCM has been awarded a Special Commendation by Research England for its three-year Global Challenges Research Fund strategy.
Monday 3 December 2018
The Royal College of Music Museum has acquired 1,300 musical portraits by celebrated German artist Milein Cosman.
Tuesday 20 November 2018
The Royal College of Music Museum Roadshow returns with a new pop-up exhibition and events at Kensington & Chelsea Central Library on 10 and 11 December.
Wednesday 24 October 2018
Two significant portraits from the RCM collection are on loan to exhibitions in London, Paris and Venice.
Monday 4 June 2018
In our latest roadshow exhibition, we look at the relationship between music and musical instruments and how their mutual influence creates a continuous cycle of creativity and invention.
Monday 21 May 2018
RCM Museum Research Assistant Anna Maria Barry received an unusual request this month from some curious scuba divers...
Wednesday 16 May 2018
The Royal College of Music Museum’s Roadshow returns next week with a pop up exhibition and events at the National Trust’s Mottisfont Abbey.
Wednesday 2 May 2018
Anna Maria Barry, RCM Museum Research Assistant, tells the strange story of Domenico Dragonetti and his obsession with wooden dolls.
Monday 16 April 2018
The Royal College of Music has made the first ever recording of a song by Robert Ramsey after its manuscript was discovered in a mysterious 17th century painting.
Friday 9 March 2018
Lydia Cracknell, RCM Museum Learning and Participation Officer, takes us on a journey through time to discover more about the RCM Museum, its new roadshow, and music itself.
Monday 29 January 2018
The Royal College of Music Museum’s Roadshow launches this February.
Friday 19 May 2017
Find out more about Lydia Cracknel, Learning & Participation Officer at the Royal College of Music Museum.
Monday 20 November 2017
As our volunteering programme finishes its first cycle, Leah Barngrover discusses her time as a volunteer and what she thought about getting her hands on with some unseen parts of our collection.
Monday 13 November 2017
RCM Museum Curator’s work and research recognised with new title
Thursday 26 October 2017
The Royal College of Music is proud to bring together 5,000 years of musical heritage from 200 UK collections in a major new website documenting 20,000 historically significant musical instruments.
Monday 16 October 2017
The Royal College of Music Museum has launched a digital exhibition about alumnus Samuel Coleridge-Taylor for Black History Month.
Monday 18 September 2017
Conservator Susana Caldeira shares her insights following the decant of the Royal College of Music Museum.
Friday 15 September 2017
Curator Gabriele Rossi Rognoni shares his insights following the decant of the Royal College of Music Museum.
Wednesday 28 June 2017
The RCM Museum has launched a brand new digital catalogue, opening up its rich collection to an online audience.
Friday 2 June 2017
Find out more about Erin McHugh, Museum Administrator at the Royal College of Music Museum.
Tuesday 9 May 2017
Find out more about Gabriele Rossi Rognoni, curator at the Royal College of Music Museum
Friday 26 May 2017
Find out more about Richard Martin, Digitisation & Documentation Officer at the Royal College of Music Museum.
Friday 12 May 2017
Find out more about Susana Caldeira, Conservator at the Royal College of Music Museum.
Wednesday 1 March 2017
The Royal College of Music has been generously gifted a significant collection of archive materials from the Amadeus Quartet, one of the most celebrated string quartets of the 20th century.
Monday 19 December 2016
The RCM Museum has launched a professional learning community to build brand-new, collections-based learning and outreach programmes and resources for schools.
Monday 7 November 2016
MINIM-UK Cataloguers from the RCM are visiting collections throughout the UK to inspect and catalogue musical instruments, which will form part of the project's new online database of historic instruments.
Tuesday 29 November 2016
New audio and video recordings of our playable historical instruments will benefit students, staff and the public alike.
Tuesday 1 November 2016
Royal College of Music Museum Curator Gabriele Rossi Rognoni and Conservator Susana Caldeira have visited a private collection to view a number of historical keyboard instruments.
Thursday 13 October 2016
The Royal College of Music is delighted to announce that the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded a grant of £3,634,418 to fund the redevelopment of the RCM Museum.
Thursday 10 December 2015
£3.6m National Lottery investment to revitalise musical treasure trove, including world’s oldest guitar.
Tuesday 1 December 2015
The RCM is the first international music conservatoire to partner with Google’s interactive cultural platform.
Thursday 12 November 2015
The Royal College of Music will create the largest virtual collection of historically significant musical instruments in the UK in a major partnership with the Royal Academy of Music, the Horniman Museum and the University of Edinburgh.