MINIM-UK is led by a core Steering Group of representatives from four UK institutions holding musical instrument collections.

Royal College of Music


Kevin Porter, Deputy Director
Richard Wistreich, Director of Research
Mark Soole, Head of ICT
Gabriele Rossi Rognoni, Curator of Royal College of Music Museum
Richard Martin, Research Associate

Royal Academy of Music

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Joanna Tapp, Museum Curator
Tim Jones, Deputy Principal

Horniman Museum and Gardens


Margaret Birley, Keeper of Musical Instruments
Mimi Waitzman, Deputy Keeper of Musical Instruments
Amy Graves, Documentation Officer

Musical Instrument Museums Edinburgh


Darryl Martin, Curator, Collection of Historic Musical Instruments
Jenny Nex, Curator, Collection of Historic Musical Instruments

External Advisory Group

 The project is also supported by expertise from the following external advisors.

Google Cultural Institute

James Davis, Programme Manager

Victoria and Albert Museum

Bill Sherman, Director of Research
Nicola Froggatt, Research Grants Manager

Science Museum, London

Tim Boon, Director of Research

University College London

Nicolas Gold, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer Science

Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Frank Bär, Curator of Musical Instruments

Philharmonie de Paris

Rodolphe Bailly, Deputy Director of Resources Center

CIMCIM—International Committee for Museums and Collections of Musical Instruments

Lisbet Torp, CIMCIM Chairperson

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Arnold Myers, Senior Research Fellow

Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, University of Oxford

Andrew Lamb, Collection Manager