Royal Academy of Music...
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Secol Ltd are pleased to announce their partnership with the Royal Academy of Music, Britain’s senior
music conservatoire, founded in 1822 and with a reputation for excellence in preparing students for careers in the
The Academy teaches a diverse and stimulating range of courses from traditional instrumental and vocal
disciplines, as well as Historical Performance, Jazz, Composition and Musical Theatre. It also houses an
internationally–significant museum of instruments, artefacts and manuscripts known as the York Gate Collections.
Secol Ltd will be working with the Academy on an extensive project to help conserve a collection of historic letters
The McCann project involves a large collection of letters and musical quotations in the hand of important
composers and performers; these are currently unlisted and in need of conservation and proper storage. The
letters give an important insight into the history of musical performance in Europe, in particular Britain, during the
19th and 20th centuries.
This project will also conserve a number of important items from the Academy’s library collections, including
letters by Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner and Clara Schumann, among others. Secol Ltd have supplied the
Academy with proper archival storage material to protect this wonderful collection.