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The Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum

7. May 2020

The Gerald Coke Handel Collection at the Foundling Museum comprises over 12,000 items from the eighteenth century to the present, and is a major research resource for the study of Handel and his contemporaries. Handel was a major benefactor of the Foundling Hospital, a home for children founded in 1739 by Thomas Coram, which counted William Hogarth among its supporters. The Museum tells the story of the Hospital and also displays an art collection donated by artists from the eighteenth...

ASWs past and future: a personal reflection

17. April 2020

My diary tells me that Friday 17th April should have been the first day of the 2020 Annual Study Weekend in Leeds. Planning for the conference had taken more than a year and at the last Conference Committee meeting held on March 11th most of the final details were in place and the committee was anticipating another stimulating and informative ASW ahead.

Sadly, as we all know, within a week events had overtaken careful planning and the 2020 ASW had to be postponed for a year due to...

Preserving our heritage, celebrating our history

13. April 2020

Margaret Jones, blog editor for IAML (UK&Irl), asked me some time ago to write a little about the role of IAML Historian, a post to which I was appointed early in 2020. Of course I'm happy to do so. I should point out straightaway, just to avoid any confusion, that this is a role within "big" IAML, i.e. the international body, rather than a UK & Ireland position.

It's quite a new role within the Association; Roger Flury was the first appointee, and since 2014 has carried out...

IAML Annual Study Weekend, April 17-19, 2020, postponed to 2021

17. March 2020

As a result of COVID-19 precautions the IAML (UK & Irl) Conference Committee regrets to announce that the 2020 Annual Study Weekend has had to be postponed. It will now take place from 9th - 11th April 2021, at the same venue: Weetwood Hall, a Grade II listed building, and part of the University of Leeds’ conference facilities. A full statement is available...

The final shortlist for the 2019 C.B. Oldman Award is announced!

5. March 2020

The C.B. Oldman Prize Committee has pleasure in announcing the final shortlist for the 2019 award:

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Changes to Irish copyright legislation

27. February 2020

June 2019 saw the Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Provisions Act 2019 being signed into law by President Michael D. Higgins. This Act amended the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 , and introduces some of the recommendations made by the 2013 ‘Modernising Copyright’ report made by the Copyright Committee...

News from CILIP

23. December 2019

Earlier this year CILIP announced the launch of the "...

Get involved with IAML

16. December 2019

The IAML (UK & Irl) Documentation Committee is welcoming expressions of interest to become our new Secretary. The secretary position provides an exciting opportunity to get actively involved in the development of the music library profession, with a particular focus on projects and initiatives around resource discovery and data. The Committee meets three times a year. As Secretary you will be responsible for creating and circulating agenda and minutes in consultation with the Chair. The...

An early accordion method

27. November 2019

One of the greatest joys of managing the early printed music at the Royal College of Music Library...

Two last nights! Showbusiness in Georgian London

19. November 2019
William Heath, Stage Door, 1823. © Gerald Coke Handel Foundation

If you’re down in London this...

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