Reasons to donate:
Music Museum of Nepal (MMN) was established in April 1995 as a Nepal Government Registered Charity, No: 237/054/55.
The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Traditional Nepali Music Instruments and also the biggest and most comprehensive Audiovisual Archive of Traditional Nepali Music and Dance.
The collection is open to the public and one of our most important aims is to involve Nepal’s School children in as many of the museum’s activities as possible. The future protection of Nepal’s precious musical heritage, for worldwide enjoyment, is solely dependant on the development of a sustainable enthusiasm among today’s youth.
The museum is not in receipt of any regular Government funding and depends mostly on donations. It has also received, in the recent past, 2 major awards from the Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) administered by the British Library (BL) and a smaller award from ICHCAP under the auspices of UNESCO. These awards have so far enabled the digitisation of approximately 10% of the total analogue audiovisual archive most of which will be made available online on the BL website.
If you wish to support the future work of MMN there are many ways that an offer of voluntary work could help and many more ways that a financial donation could be put to good use e.g.
- Music education – supporting school visits to the museum and visits of museum staff to schools. Providing musical instruments and musician’s salaries for music training classes for school children. Supporting live concerts for any age group.
- Furthering MMN’s musical research – by donating towards travel expenses especially those trips made outside the Kathmandu Valley. Some areas of Nepal are under represented in both the Audiovisual Archive and the Musical Instrument collection these include, the districts of Darchula, Humla, Achham and Dailekh. The music of certain ethnic groups and castes is also under represented e.g. Dolpo, Limbu, Tamang and Tharu peoples.
- Financing technical and administrative posts, based in the museum, to input new research findings and recordings to the databases and also to continue the ongoing digitisation project.
- Financial support for poor musicians and their dependants including paying towards medical costs incurred during serious illness.
- Our ideal and ultimate aim is to be able to buy land on which to erect a purpose built and permanent, facilitated Music Museum, worthy of Nepal’s vast and rich Musical Heritage.
Any donation, however small will be very gratefully received and names will be added to a donor list published on MMN’s website.
Donors paying for the costs of specific artefacts or recordings or pieces of research etc will also be individually acknowledged.
DONATE VIA BANK TRANSFER
Account Name – Nepali Lok MS
Account Number – 0210000034015011
Bank Name – Agricultural Development Bank Limited
Branch – New road, Kathmandu
SWIFT – ADBLNPKA