Musical Instrument Research Catalog
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Who are we?

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.

Who do we support?

MIRCAT serves 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:

Clinkscale Online

Clinkscale Online, a dynamic online database that continues the pioneering work of Martha Clinkscale whose series of print volumes is entitled Makers of the Piano 1700-1860

Boalch-Mould Online

Boalch-Mould Online, an updateable, online version of Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord 1440-1840 previously published in three print editions by Donald H. Boalch and Charles M. Mould.

…and more to come.

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How can you help?

You can play a part in the long-term success of these free musical instrument information services. Donations to MIRCAT are tax deductible. Contact