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Country:

ALBANIA

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City:

TIRANË

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions

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This is a newly formed institution comprising the former Institute of Folk Culture and the Centre of Arts Studies. It was formerly under the auspices of the Academy of Sciences, and is now under the Ministry of Education. The Institute of Anthropology is devoted to the study of Albanian music and ...

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ALGERIA

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City:

ALGIERS

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Research-only Institutions

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This is a cultural society particularly concerned with the promotion and preservation of classical Andalusian music. It was founded in 1951 from the amalgamation of two former societies....

Country:

ARGENTINA

State:

PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES

City:

LA PLATA

Special Indexes:

Research-only Institutions

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A private foundation with private funding. It is not a teaching body. The Foundation consists of a council of directors and consultants. There is a specialist library....

Country:

ARGENTINA

State:

PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES

City:

BUENOS AIRES

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections, Personal Archives, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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The Institute, the principal music research institute in Argentina, was founded in 2006 and operates under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires. It is not a teaching institution. It carries out research into all aspects of ethnomusicology, with particular reference...

Country:

AUSTRALIA

State:

VICTORIA

City:

MELBOURNE

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions

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While there are no music programs at the university, it does hold the LaTrobe University Library Medieval Music Database with a vast collection of scores, colour images, texts and bibliographic information of medieval music from the twelfth to the fifteenth centuries. The database was first mounted ...

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AUSTRALIA

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA

City:

PERTH

Special Indexes:

Choral Conducting, Community Music Training, Early Music Performance, Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Personal Archives, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering, Wellness for Musicians

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The University of Western Australia was established in 1911. The Wigmore Library of the School of Music has a significant and growing collection of music by Australian composers. There is a collection of eighteenth century secular French cantatas on micro-film as well as many German opera scores of ...

Country:

AUSTRIA

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City:

VIENNA (WIEN)

Special Indexes:

Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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The Austrian Academy of Sciences, founded in 1847, is the most prominent organisation promoting non-university academic research in Austria. In the area of music it works through its Institute of Historical Research in Art and Music with a data bank of Austrian music. This Commission issues regular ...

Country:

BELGIUM

State:

FLANDERS

City:

GHENT

Special Indexes:

Research-only Institutions

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IPEM is not a teaching organisation. It was founded in 1963 as a joint venture between the Belgian Radio and Television broadcasting company and the University of Ghent. It is currently the research centre of the Department of Musicology at the University of Ghent, and exists for the study of contem...

Country:

CROATIA

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City:

SPLIT

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions

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While not a teaching institution, the Cathedral, the original Mausoleum of the Roman emperor Diocletian, houses a large archive of early Dalmatian music....

Country:

CROATIA

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City:

DUBROVNIK

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions

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This 14th century Monastery is a large complex belonging to the Order of Friars Minor, and consisting of a monastery, a church, a library and a pharmacy. It is not a teaching institution, but it houses a large archive of early Croatian music. During the siege of the city in 1991-92 it was moved off-...

Country:

CROATIA

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City:

ZAGREB

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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The Institute, founded in 1948, is not a teaching institution, but specialises in interdisciplinary research into Croatian folk music and ethnomusicology. It has a significant sound, film and manuscript archive of traditional Croatian music, dance and theatre costume; some study of far-eastern music...

Country:

CUBA

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City:

LA HABANA (HAVANA)

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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This is not a teaching institution. It was established in 1978 and is organized under the Instituto Cubano de la Música of the Ministry of Culture, the main objective being to foster studies, research and development in Cuban and Caribbean music and to disseminate the information. There are separat...

Country:

FINLAND

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City:

VAASA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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A government-subsidised research institute, founded in 1978, and concentrating on the traditional music of the Swedish language-speaking regions of Finland. Researches have been carried out in such areas as the instruments used in various districts, recording the history of the folk musician movemen...

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FINLAND

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HELSINKI (HELSINFORS)

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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This is not a teaching body. It is supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture and aims to integrate immigrant music cultures to the Finnish education system. It is supported by the Ministry of Education and is staffed by qualified ethnomusicologists. It promotes the study of world music thro...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

City:

VERSAILLES

Special Indexes:

Early Music Performance, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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Created in 1987 by the Ministry of Culture, the Centre aims to rediscover, restore, edit and distribute the French musical heritage of the 17th and 18th centuries. It is associated with the national museum of Versailles and produces a season of concerts each year. The Centre consists of four departm...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

City:

PARIS

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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The Musée de l’Homme is an annex of the Musée National. It holds the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World, founded in 1937, with over 3,500 hours of unpublished archival material of traditional music from all parts of the world, some 3,700 hours of published material, over 5,000 r...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

ÎLE-DE-FRANCE

City:

PARIS

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

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While not a teaching institution as such it offers courses in traditional music, urban popular music, iconography and organology through the School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences and also through the University of Paris IV (Sorbonne). There is a large collection of French instruments, both h...

Country:

FRANCE

State:

PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE D'AZUR

City:

MARSEILLE

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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The Museum was originally founded in 1937, and after a time spent at the Bois de Boulogne, in 2013 it was relocated to Marseille. It conducts research into aspects of French culture both at home and in French possessions abroad. While not a teaching institution, prior to the move to Marseille it off...

Country:

GERMANY

State:

HESSEN

City:

DARMSTADT

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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The Jazz Institute is a municipal institute founded and financed by the City of Darmstadt. It is not a teaching organisation, but is a premier institution in the archiving, preservation, research and documentation of jazz and its evolution. It holds the largest public research archive on jazz in Eur...

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GREECE

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City:

ATHENS

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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The Centre for Asia Minor Studies was established in 1930. It is not a teaching institution, but is a scientific institute involved in the collection, research and documentation of oral and written historical tradition related to Asia Minor Greeks. The Musical Folklore Archives form the oldest depar...

Country:

GREECE

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City:

ATHENS

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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The Centre, founded in 1979 and operated under the guidance of Ianis Xenakis, conducts research into sound sources available for the composition of contemporary works. The aim is to develop the composition of electroacoustic music in Greece. The Centre has carried out research into the Greek musical...

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GREECE

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City:

THESSALONIKI

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions

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The museum opened in 1997. It houses the collection of 200 rebuilt instruments from 2800 BC until the beginning of the twentieth century. In the museum is also a music school where special educational projects for children are organised as well as concerts. There is a music library, an electronic ar...

Country:

GREECE

State:

City:

ATHENS

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Traditional Instrument Performance

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The Museum of Popular Instruments – Research Centre for Ethnomusicology - is not a teaching institution. It consists of a collection of about 1200 Greek traditional musical instruments dating from the 18th century to the present day. The aim is to collect, preserve, study and disseminate Greek fol...

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HUNGARY

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City:

BUDAPEST

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Personal Archives, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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The Institute is not a teaching school. It is a research centre, an examining body and publisher of scholarly works. There are departments of folk music research and early music history. The Institute incorporates the Bartók Archives (with manuscripts of his essays as well as articles, corresponden...

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ICELAND

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City:

REYKJAVÍK

Special Indexes:

Research-only Institutions

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This Center forms part of the Educational Research Institute of the University of Iceland. It is not a teaching institution but is a forum for cross-disciplinary discussions on music research in Iceland. It aims to encourage interdisciplinary research in music and to create a venue for academic disc...

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IRELAND

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City:

DUBLIN

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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While not a teaching institution, the Contemporary Music Centre, founded in 1986, documents and promotes Irish music. It is the national archive and resource centre for new Irish music in both the Republic and Northern Ireland. The Centre organises visits to schools by composers and holds an extensi...

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JAPAN

State:

HOKKAIDO PREFECTURE

City:

SAPPORO

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions

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This is not a teaching body, but the Centre conducts research into Ainu music and dance. It consists of an exhibition room of Ainu materials, books and information and a practical preservation training room. It aims to deepen historical recognition of the Ainu people, to hand down Ainu culture from ...

Country:

JAPAN

State:

HOKKAIDO PREFECTURE

City:

SAPPORO

Special Indexes:

Research-only Institutions

Notes:

The Center was established at Hokkaido University in 2007. It is not a teaching body, but conducts comprehensive and interdisciplinary studies into Ainu and other indigenous peoples around the world, and provides education and public information about their cultures. It organises lessons, lectures a...

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LATVIA

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City:

RIGA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Research-only Institutions

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Founded in 1990, this is not a teaching institution. It carries out researches into the musics of various regions of the world, including tropical Africa, India, Philippines, Mongolia, USA. It aims to encourage the use of traditional music in modern music education programs and organises lectures fo...

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MEXICO

State:

FEDERAL DISTRICT OF MEXICO

City:

MEXICO CITY

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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This is not a teaching institution. Founded in 1974, it forms part of the Centro Nacional de Artes and is concerned with the collection, study and distribution of Mexican music as well as with schools of art, painting, dance, cinema and theatre. The Centre holds seminars, courses, workshops, lecture...

Country:

MONGOLIA

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City:

ULAAN BATAAR

Special Indexes:

Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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This is an autonomous institution, founded in 1975, supervised and supported by the central government. It is not a teaching institution. It aims to study and research the traditional and modern Mongolian arts and culture and to publish information on its work. It also organises scientific research ...

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NORWAY

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City:

STAVANGER

Special Indexes:

Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives, Sound Engineering

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This is not a teaching institution, but houses one of Europe’s biggest collections of recorded sound, with 50,000 78 rpm records, 120,000 LPs, 10,000 magnetic tapes, 5,000 video and music cassettes, 5,000 books about music as well as extensive technical equipment to play and copy different recorde...

Country:

OMAN

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City:

MUSCAT

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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Established in 1984 by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, this is a research centre for Omani traditional music operating under the Jurisdiction of the Ministry of Information and the Ministry of National Heritage and Culture. The aim is to collect and document the country's musical heritage to ens...

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POLAND

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City:

POZNAN

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Library Collections, Personal Archives, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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The Museum can trace its history back to 1857. Not in itself a teaching institution, the Museum is the only one of its kind in Poland, and one of the few in Europe. It runs courses in organology for musicology students at the Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan and fosters performances of early mus...

Country:

QATAR

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City:

DOHA

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Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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This research centre was founded in 1981 by agreement between the governments of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Its aim is to collect, document and classify the regional cultural heritage. It also publishes research, sponsors and protects regional folklore, ...

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ROMANIA

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City:

CLUJ-NAPOCA

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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The Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania was founded in 1922. It is not a teaching institution. It has a collection of traditional Romanian instruments as well as recordings and photographs of traditional costumes and instruments, together with information about the social and cultural context of the...

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ROMANIA

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City:

BUCHAREST (BUCURESTI)

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Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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The Museum is operated under the Ministry of Culture. It is an open-air ethnographic museum showcasing traditional Romanian village life, with 272 authentic peasant farms and houses from all over Romania. It can trace its history back to 1936. While not a teaching institution, the museum has a consi...

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SERBIA

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City:

BELGRADE

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions

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The Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts was founded in 1841 and the Musicological Institute was established in 1886. It is not a teaching institution. It engages in research into Serbian folk music and music of Serbian composers. Master and Doctor degrees are awarded for research in musicology and ...

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SLOVAKIA

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City:

BRATISLAVA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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The Institute can trace its history back to 1943. While not primarily a teaching body, it offers facilities for doctoral studies in musicology and ethnomusicology. The Institute conducts research into musical culture, including music and dance folklore in Slovakia in its regional, international and ...

Country:

SLOVENIA

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City:

LJUBLJANA

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Research-only Institutions

Notes:

The Academy, founded in 1938, is not a teaching institution, but aims to promote and encourage research into sciences and arts. The Institute of Musicology was established in 1972. It specialises in the historical aspects of Slovene music, and has published in bibliographical catalogues, scientific ...

Country:

SPAIN

State:

ANDALUSIA

City:

GRANADA

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Personal Archives, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

This is not a teaching body. It holds musical archival material of Andalusia, with the aim of conserving, cataloguing, classifying and disseminating musical materials pertaining to the province of Andalusia (scores, recordings, audio-visual materials and the like). Included in the collections are ma...

Country:

SPAIN

State:

CATALONIA (CATALUÑA)

City:

BARCELONA

Special Indexes:

Research-only Institutions

Notes:

The Institution was created in 1968 to carry out advanced research in the humanities. It consists of two departments - a) archaeology and anthropology, and b) medieval studies, history of science and musicology, with some emphasis on knowledge and heritage in urban spaces. It is not a teaching body,...

Country:

SPAIN

State:

CATALONIA (CATALUÑA)

City:

BARCELONA

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

The museum conducts restoration of and research into historical European and Spanish traditional instruments. It has an important collection of over 500 instruments from various periods and cultures, with biographical and musical documents of the main Catalan composers including I Albéniz, E Granad...

Country:

SPAIN

State:

PAIS VASCO (BASQUE COUNTRY)

City:

ERENTERIA

Special Indexes:

Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

Eresbil, founded in 1974, is not a teaching body. Its main goal is the collection, preservation, protection and dissemination of the Basque musical heritage and, especially, the production of Basque composers. It has a large collection of scores, manuscripts, books, recordings and memorabilia of com...

Country:

SPAIN

State:

PAIS VASCO (BASQUE COUNTRY)

City:

OIARTZUN

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

Notes:

This is not a teaching body, through it does hold training courses for teachers and courses for students to complement their existing studies. The Centre was founded in 1996 and is involved in the collection and study of folk music. The archive holds a library of books, scores, manuscripts, photogra...

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TUNISIA

State:

City:

SIDI BOU SAÏD

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Instrument Making/Maintenance, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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The Centre of Arab and Mediterranean Music was founded in 1991 and operates under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Leisure. While not a teaching institution, it is the home of the Tunisian National Sound Archive of over 10,000 items, and has an extensive library of documents an...

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VENEZUELA

State:

City:

CARACAS

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions

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A private foundation, organised in 1978 under the National Cultural Council of Venezuela with government support. It was granted its current name and status in 1986. It is the national musicological institution of Venezuela and not primarily a teaching body. It exists to preserve and promote Venezue...

Country:

VENEZUELA

State:

City:

CARACAS

Special Indexes:

Ethnomusicology/World Music, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives, Traditional Instrument Performance

Notes:

The Foundation of Ethnomusicology and Folklore (sometimes known as FUNDEF) was founded in 1987 and is organised through the National Cultural Council of Venezuela. It is not primarily a teaching body, and has the aim 'to investigate, preserve and disseminate the traditional and popular oral cultures...

Country:

YEMEN

State:

City:

SANA’A

Special Indexes:

Instrument Collections, Library Collections, Research-only Institutions, Sound Archives

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This recently established institution holds an archive of traditional Yemeni music, set up in 1998 with assistance from UNESCO and the Japanese government. Organised under the jurisdiction of the Yemeni Ministry of Culture, its director is Mr Jâber Alî Ahmed, a distinguished lute player and teache...