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Behind the Scenes: Heritage and Education – Royal Irish Academy of Music

For the next few days throughout Heritage Week we will focus on an aspect of our collection which applies to this year’s theme of ‘Heritage and Education: Learning from our Heritage’.  We plan to feature items from the broad range of records we hold relating to education.

Today’s item relates to the history of the Royal Irish Academy of Music which was founded in 1848.  This private collection consists of volumes of registers of subscribers and pupils and this particular volume (ref. NAI, PRIV 1120/10/1) contains reports on annual examinations on various musical instruments and subjects, such as these results from an 1896 examination on harmony.

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