Musical Instrument Research Catalog

The Musical Instrument Research Catalog (MIRCat) is a not-for-profit organization that exists to seek and administer funds in support of selected free online digital archives and databases serving researchers, collectors, makers, and caretakers of historical musical instruments and to foster the continual growth and improvement of those digital resources.

MIRCat offers a select group of non-profit digital research initiatives by funding their technology expenses. This covers the cost of internet service providers and web development expertise for creating practical and intuitive online databases and other resources. Current client initiatives at various levels of development include the following:

Wind Instrument Makers Database

An interactive online edition of the standard index of historical wind instrument makers. This project is in development with public access planed for 2024.