Hitting the Right Note: Amazing Women of the Royal Academy of Music free

Friday, 29.06.2018 10:00 - Thursday, 18.04.2019 17:00, Museum Ground Floor

From 29 June 2018 our new temporary exhibition will open in the Museum and run until April 2019.

2018 marks the centenary of the success of the women’s suffrage movement in the UK, when some women won the right to vote. We celebrate the extraordinary Academy women who have blazed a trail in the world of music, helping to break down barriers and make their mark.

In the current climate, when women are still having to lobby for equal pay, opportunities and respect, the story of the fight for women musicians to have their voices (and their instruments) heard, strikes a particular chord.

On display will be a 1930s graduation dress, original scores by pioneering composers Alice Mary Smith and Priaulx Rainier, an Epstein bust of Dame Myra Hess and a colourful ‘music maps’ by contemporary composers, Augusta Reed Thomas and Deborah Pritchard. Discover the stories of some unsung heroines, such as composer Elizabeth Poston, and some well-known names, including percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie.

A full programme of events runs throughout the exhibition: www.ram.ac.uk/whats-on