Welcome to the Birmingham Conservatoire Historical Instrument Collection (HIC)

You can browse the online catalogue by instrument, by maker, or enjoy our wealth of resources. To access information about the instruments in the collection, please use the navigation bar.

For a history of the collection and information about the cataloguing methods and terminology used, please see About the HIC.

Who’s Who?

Project Leader Professor George Caird
Project Researcher Martin Perkins
Head of Research Professor Peter Johnson

How We're Funded

This project has been funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

Each year the AHRC provides funding from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities, from archaeology and English literature to design and dance.

Only applications of the highest quality and excellence are funded, and the range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits, but also contributes to the economic success of the UK.