Thursday 18 May 2023
The RCM Museum presents a world of curiosities in a new exhibition: Hidden Treasures of the RCM collections (2023), opening on 6 June.
Wednesday 5 April 2023
The Royal College of Music (RCM) presents an inspiring events programme and shines a spotlight on women composers throughout the Summer Season
Friday 6 January 2023
Royal College of Music Museum project awarded a £33,000 grant from the Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) and the Wolfson Foundation.
Tuesday 20 December 2022
The RCM welcomes world-renowned artists as part of a varied season of concerts and events.
Tuesday 1 November 2022
The Royal College of Music Museum opens a brand-new object storage and research centre.
Explore the story of émigré musicians from Nazi Europe in Britain in the RCM Museum's upcoming exhibition
Tuesday 18 October 2022
'Music, Migration & Mobility - The Story of Émigré Musicians from Nazi-Europe in Britain' delves into the lives and legacies of musicians who fled the Nazi regime and the ravages of war.
Wednesday 17 August 2022
The RCM announces a diverse range of concerts, talks and events including a series of performances inspired by nature this autumn.
Tuesday 2 August 2022
First year Master’s in Composition student Liam Dougherty explains how silence inspired his Great Exhibitionist performance and showed the potential of the Museum’s collections.
Thursday 9 June 2022
RCM Collections Move Officers Ramiro Leite and Chiara Raponi share their experiences of unpacking the RCM Museum’s collections and setting up the new Wolfson Centre in Music & Material Culture.
Friday 27 May 2022
Third year BMus composer Anian Wiedner introduces his Great Exhibitionists project, Art(efacts) of Music, and how he took inspiration from ‘Night at the Museum.’
Wednesday 27 April 2022
The Royal College of Music Museum has acquired a portrait of Samuel Arnold, the prolific 18th century anti-slavery composer.
Tuesday 25 January 2022
Elgar’s trombone, a famous bust of Ralph Vaughan Williams and the earliest known portrait of Franz Liszt are just a few of the highlights of the new exhibition at the Royal College of Music Museum.
Thursday 27 May 2021
The Royal College of Music Museum has acquired a portrait of Mary Harvey, Lady Dering, the first published female composer in British history.
Tuesday 18 May 2021
RCM PhD student Arianna Rigamonti has been awarded a prestigious scholarship by the London Arts & Humanities Partnership.
Friday 29 January 2021
The RCM's internationally renowned collection of musical materials has been awarded Designated status by Arts Council England.
Monday 18 May 2020
The Royal College of Music Museum has collaborated with the Committee of Chinese Musical Instrument Museums and Collections to make around 200 ancient musical instruments accessible online.
Friday 29 November 2019
How creating good stories and songs helps families with early years children engage with heritage and museum collections
Thursday 10 October 2019
The RCM Museum is offering secondary school classroom teachers of music, history and art & design a unique opportunity to become part of the RCM Museum community through the Teacher Ambassador Programme 2019-20.
Monday 3 June 2019
Lydia Baldwin explores the experiences and ideas shared by our Museum team and roadshow visitors as the RCM collection continues its travels.
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.