News Items tagged 'Museum'

Museum blog: Which came first, the music or the instrument?

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.

Museum blog: The Shipwrecked Harp

Monday 21 May 2018

RCM Museum Research Assistant Anna Maria Barry received an unusual request this month from some curious scuba divers...

On the road with the RCM Museum

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.

Museum Blog: The Musician who Married a Doll

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Anna Maria Barry, RCM Museum Research Assistant, tells the strange story of Domenico Dragonetti and his obsession with wooden dolls. 

Royal College of Music brings extraordinary musical discovery to life

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.

Museum Blog: A futuristic view of musical heritage

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.

Royal College of Music Museum hits the road

Monday 29 January 2018

The Royal College of Music Museum’s Roadshow launches this February.

Museum blog: Meet the Learning & Participation Officer

Friday 19 May 2017

Find out more about Lydia Cracknel, Learning & Participation Officer at the Royal College of Music Museum.

Museum Blog: The work of a volunteer

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.

Gabriele Rossi Rognoni appointed to Personal Chair of Material Culture and Music

Monday 13 November 2017

RCM Museum Curator’s work and research recognised with new title

Royal College of Music launches major UK-wide virtual museum

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.

RCM Museum launches Samuel Coleridge-Taylor exhibition

Monday 16 October 2017

The Royal College of Music Museum has launched a digital exhibition about alumnus Samuel Coleridge-Taylor for Black History Month. 

Museum Blog: Museum Decant – a conservator's perspective

Monday 18 September 2017

Conservator Susana Caldeira shares her insights following the decant of the Royal College of Music Museum.

Museum blog: Museum decant – a curator's perspective

Friday 15 September 2017

Curator Gabriele Rossi Rognoni shares his insights following the decant of the Royal College of Music Museum.

Museum blog: Meet the Museum Administrator

Friday 2 June 2017

Find out more about Erin McHugh, Museum Administrator at the Royal College of Music Museum.

Museum blog: Meet the curator

Tuesday 9 May 2017

Find out more about Gabriele Rossi Rognoni, curator at the Royal College of Music Museum

Museum blog: Meet the Digitisation & Documentation Officer

Friday 26 May 2017

Find out more about Richard Martin, Digitisation & Documentation Officer at the Royal College of Music Museum.

Museum blog: Meet the Conservator

Friday 12 May 2017

Find out more about Susana Caldeira, Conservator at the Royal College of Music Museum.

Amadeus Quartet Archive gifted to the RCM

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.

RCM Museum launches Teacher Ambassador Programme

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.

RCM’s MINIM-UK Cataloguers visit Collections Around the UK

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.

RCM Museum Embarks on Recording Project

Tuesday 29 November 2016

New audio and video recordings of our playable historical instruments will benefit students, staff and the public alike.

RCM Museum Staff Explore Possibility of New Acquisitions

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.

Heritage Lottery Fund Success

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. 

Royal College of Music Hits the High Note!

Thursday 10 December 2015

£3.6m National Lottery investment to revitalise musical treasure trove, including world’s oldest guitar.

Royal College of Music Joins the Google Cultural Institute

Tuesday 1 December 2015

The RCM is the first international music conservatoire to partner with Google’s interactive cultural platform.

Royal College of Music digitises historically significant instruments

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.

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