Just over six months ago I opened the first of what may end up being over 2,000 old filing boxes, they could collectively contain over 100,000 sheets of paper!
Its possibly the largest archive of published sheet music on the planet, and some of the most exquisite examples of illustration I have seen in a long time.
Some of these pieces date back to the mid 1800′s when the lithographic printing process was in its infancy, when the craft of the printer was as complicated, challenging, and creative, as the mandate given to the artists who worked on the designs.
There are many stories associated with this project, and over the following months they will be documented here on this blog, and through our other web based activities.
Please pop back often to keep up with the progress of this fascinating project.