The project

Since 2019, the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (KCB), School of Arts of the Erasmus Brussels University, has been running the three-year heritage project 'The Sheet Music Collection of the Belgian State Broadcasting Company: from the forgotten pit to the world wide web'.

Together with our partners CEMPER, Kunstenpunt, meemoo, Flemish Heritage Libraries and the VRT Archive we want to revitalise the Sheet Music Collection of the Public Broadcasting Company (BOO).

The project was submitted as an ultimate rescue operation for this unique collection: by focusing on better storage conditions, digitisation of the manuscripts, opening up via the online catalogue and a broad valorisation, the BOO project wants to give the collection back the place in the Belgian musical landscape that it deserves as an important witness to the musical history of the Belgian State Broadcasting Company.

The project is being realised with the support of the Culture, Youth and Media Department of the Flemish Community.