About RIdIMThe Répertoire International d’Iconographie Musicale (RIdIM) is an international project sponsored by the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centers (IAML), the International Musicological Society (IMS), and the International Committee of Musical Instrument Museum Collections (CIMCIM) of the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
RIdIM was founded on 26 August 1971, during the meeting of IAML in St. Gall (Switzerland) on the initiative of Barry S. Brook, Geneviève Thibault Comtesse de Chambure, Harald Heckmann, Howard Meyer Brown and Walter Salmen. Since then RIdIM has been envisioned to fulfil a dual role: to provide control over and access to iconographic sources related to music, and to function as a framework for their interpretation. Thus, the main objective of RIdIM is the development of methods, means and research centres for the classification, cataloguing and study of iconographical sources related to music and to organise, promote and support research on music iconography. It is also designed to assist performers, historians, librarians, instrument makers, record manufacturers and book publishers in making the fullest use of visual materials for scholarly and practical purposes.
More information at http://www.ridim.org/
About RIdIM-Brazil RIdIM-Brazil was founded in Salvador, Bahia, in February 2008, establishing its first
national Commission Mixte and Reference Center on Brazilian Music Iconography at the Federal University of Bahia.
RIdIM-Brazil is the representative of RIdIM international in Brazil, responsible for cataloguing musical iconography throughout Brazil.
RIdIM-Brazil deals with methods and principles of cataloguing documents of musical
iconographic interest and also helps to disseminate information on music iconography research.
RIdIM-Brazil links researchers, professionals and technicians as nominated by its supporting institutions. It provides services for the identification and cataloguing of information relating to music iconography as well as support for and the dissemination of research in this area.
More information at http://www.ridim-br.mus.ufba.br/
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