Museum mission, aims and key policies

The mission of the Royal Academy of Music is to preserve and enrich international musical culture through the training and education of the most talented musicians to the highest standards.

The Royal Academy of Music’s museum and collections contribute to music’s capacity to inspire, unite, console and stimulate through events, performance, displays and research using its eminent collections of instruments, art, photography, manuscripts and scores.

The strategic aims of the museum and collections are:

  1. To develop vibrant displays throughout the Academy and its galleries and increase engagement with the collections - through lively interpretation, outreach and programming
  2. To support the culture of musical research and practice in the Academy and beyond – demonstrated through displays and events
  3. To increase access to the collections and information about them for users within the Academy and for the wider public - using digital means as well as traditional methods
  4. To enable active use of the collections today - whilst responsibly preserving them for tomorrow.

Together we will ensure music is a vital part of life, personally significant and universally valued.

Key policy documents:

Collection Development Policy
Collection Loans Policy
Collections Care and Conservation Policy
Collections Information and Documentation Policy
Access and Learning Policy