A bold project to consolidate in one database information about historical instruments housed in collections across the country.

The MINIM-UK project provided an online database of historic instruments that will allow the public to find out about 20,000 individual instruments held in more than 100 musical instrument collections in the UK. The project was led by the Royal College of Music, in a partnership with the Royal Academy of Music, the Horniman Museum and Gardens, and the University of Edinburgh. The resource launched in October 2017.

The project received support from both the Higher Education Funding Council for England Catalyst fund (HEFCE), and the Google Cultural Institute, which works to digitally preserve important cultural materials internationally.

Find out more about MINIM-UK

Project team

Gabriele Rossi Rognoni

Richard Martin

Project assistants

Ana Sofia Silva

Matthew Hill


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