The Future of the RCM Museum

The Royal College of Music has exciting plans to redevelop its building in the heart of London's South Kensington! The More Music campaign includes new performance spaces, practice rooms, a café, and a brand new, fully accessible Museum at the heart of the RCM!

In order for this to happen, our museum closes on 11 December 2015 and reopens in 2019. During this time, the collections will be moved to an offsite storage space and will no longer be accessible to the public in the way they are now.

What We Will be Doing

We will be busy carrying out extensive conservation on over 500 of our instruments, digitising a lot of our collection and making it available online. We will also be doing a number of outreach activities with schools and community groups, as well as curating temporary and pop-up exhibitions! We will welcome two new members of staff, a Conservator and a Research Assistant, and run an intense programme of training, volunteering and internships.

What This Means for Our Visitors, and How You Can be Involved

Although we will not have a physical gallery for a while, we have been working hard to provide you with lots of ways to access our collections digitally, including through Google Arts & Culture.

Over the course of the next few years, the museum will be recruiting volunteers to help us carry out conservation, digitisation, outreach, learning and engagement. To receive information about our volunteering opportunities and updates on our progress please join our mailing list! Contact Erin McHugh (erin.mchugh@rcm.ac.uk) to subscribe.

 

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