Access to Performance Ephemera

The Project Group will provide a forum for discussion of strategies to encourage the improvement of access to performance ephemera (including programmes, posters, flyers, and tickets) both nationally and internationally, and where appropriate to develop common approaches and/or standards.

The group was originally formed at the IAML Conference in Tallinn in 2003, following informal discussions at the Berkeley conference the previous year, with the title ‘IAML Working Group on the Indexing of Musical Performances’. Minutes of the group’s annual meetings from 2003 to 2008 are available below.

In 2005 it was decided to revise the group’s title to embrace different approaches in providing access to relevant material at both item and collection levels.

The results of a census of programme holdings in selected institutions in various countries may be found here:

For information about the Concert Programmes Project, please see:



2014 - 2017:

Chair: Paul Banks

Past officers: 

2011 - 2014:
Paul Banks, UK (chair)

2008 - 2011:
Rupert Ridgewell, UK (chair)


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