Obituary: Anders Lönn

I am deeply sad to have to inform you that Anders Lönn died on 13th of May 2009. To many of us Anders was “Mr. IAML”. He had been very active in the Association since the late 1960’s, participating in the work of numerous special committees, branches and commissions. He was especially involved in cataloguing and RILM work. Anders was Secretary General of IAML for nine years 1974-83 and President 1983-86. In 2001 he was made an honorary member of IAML.

Anders Lönn was President of the Swedish IAML branch for more than twenty years (1981-2002). As such he organised well attended courses in music librarianship and cataloguing.

In 1980 Anders was appointed Chief Librarian of the Library of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music (now the Music Library of Sweden) - one of the larger research libraries in music in Europe. The Library feels very empty without him. We miss his broad knowledge, his international contacts and his incessant work for the development and improvement of the library. We remember him with warmth and gratefulness.

For the Music Library of Sweden
Veslemöy Heintz 

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