The Istrian Centre for Intangible Culture of the Ethnographical Museum of Istria was founded June the 20th 2011 in Pićan. Its activities are directed towards the research, documenting, caretaking and popularization of Istrian intangible culture. It establishes a new communication with members of local communities.
The Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research was founded in 1948 in Zagreb. The members of the Institute are experts in a variety of disciplines, such as: ethnology, cultural anthropology, folklore studies, literary theory, theatre studies, music studies, choreology, and art history. They are engaged in interdisciplinary research into historical and contemporary cultural phenomena and processes.
MIMO is the world's largest freely accessible database for information on musical instruments held in public collections.
The Europeana Music Collections brings together a selection of the best music recordings, sheet music, and other music related collections from Europe's audio-visual archives, libraries, archives and museums. The activities of the Europeana Sounds project are organized in seven thematic work packages: aggregation, enrichment & participation, licensing guidelines, channels development, technical infrastructure, dissemination & networking, project management & sustainability.
Main task of Italian State sound archive is to collect, document, preserve and popularize the national sound heritage, oral sources of Italian history and relevant sound documents of international interest. The archive has more that 300.000 sound recordings on the most different media. Besides the archive, there is an important collection of instruments for sound reproduction and production.
The Phonogrammarchiv, an institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, is the oldest sound archive in the world. Since September 2001 the activities of the Phonogrammarchiv also include the archiving and preservation of videographic research documents. Activities: Preserving, producing, collecting, accessioning and processing as well as making available research sound and video recordings, without disciplinary or regional restrictions.
The Institute of Slovenian Ethnology is one of the central ethnological institutions in Slovenia. It was established in 1951, and its beginnings reach back to 1947, when the Commission for Slovenian Ethnography was founded at the Academy of Sciences and Arts (ASA). Through decades of expanding its research fields and employing new staff it has grown into an institution that devotes its basic and applied research to all fields of modern ethnology, especially within Slovenian ethnic territory.
ICTM is a scholarly organization which aims to further the study, practice, documentation, preservation, and dissemination of traditional music and dance of all countries. To these ends the Council organizes World Conferences, Symposia, and Colloquia, and publishes the Yearbook for Traditional Music and the online Bulletin of the ICTM.
The Musical Instruments Museum of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (MUSA), holds one of the foremost collections of instruments in Italy.
The Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is dedicated to the collaborative research, presentation, conservation, and continuity of traditional knowledge and artistry with diverse contemporary cultural communities in the United States and around the world.
CIMCIM aims to promote high professional standards in the use and conservation of musical instruments in museums and collections. CIMCIM aims to serve as a point of contact and as a resource for all museum professionals who work with musical instruments.
TradInEtno is a festival of traditional and folk(world music, ethno) music which is continuously being organized since 2009 in the middle age castle above the gorge in Pazin. Concerts, folklore evenings, music camp, dance and vocal workshops, trade fair, ethno movies, are only some of the festival activities. The purpose of the festival is to promote the cultural heritage with the use of contemporary interpretation.
Panphonia Istriana is a years-long cultural multimedia project aimed at the revitalization of dialectal and musical heritage of Istria, based on the wealth of vernaculars, dialects and musical idioms and the general cultural diversity of Istria region.