On 19 November 2018 the KVNM (Royal Society for Music History of the Netherlands), the oldest musicological society in the world, will celebrate its 150th anniversary.
Since its founding in 1868 by Jan Pieter Heije, an Amsterdam medical doctor and music lover, the KVNM has aimed at promoting research and improving access to Dutch musical heritage. Throughout its long history, the Society has done research into music from the Netherlands, starting with the Renaissance, with the purpose of making it available through publication and ready for performance.
This jubilee affords the KVNM with a unique opportunity to call attention to Dutch musical heritage, and to contributions by the Society to the history of musicology, both nationally and internationally.
Special website jubilee is live!