Research Enquiries

During the redevelopment period, collections will only be accessible for motivated and urgent reasons of research, by appointment. Please contact museum@rcm.ac.uk to discuss any such queries.

In the meanwhile, we endeavour to make an increasing part of our collections digitally available to the public through the resources above. Material is being continuously added and users are invited to come back and check the website regularly for updates.

Image Reproduction

Images from the Museum collections can be licensed for reproduction through the ArenaPAL image library. Currently available material includes:

  • Images from the collections of instruments and portraits
  • Carte de visite (visiting cards) of eminent 19th century musicians and other historical figures
  • 'Spy' caricatures of musicians from Vanity Fair, 1873–1911
  • Late 19th/early 20th century photographs and postcards from the Bayreuth Opera House and Festival

To view the materials, or to make an enquiry about image reproduction, please visit our collections’ partner ArenaPAL.

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