RIAM Library Special Collections Music Score

Special Collections

Please note that, due to the RIAM redevelopment, the RIAM Library's Special Collections are currently in storage and are not accessible. 

The Library’s Special Collections were originally privately collected or belonged to Dublin orchestral and choral societies active in the 18th and 19th centuries.

These include:

The library also holds most of the published works of Michele Esposito (1855-1929). This Italian-born composer, conductor and musician was a central figure in the RIAM and in Dublin musical life from 1882 to 1928.

There are also printed and manuscript works by other RIAM composers, such as Robert Stewart and Fanny Robinson.

Discover more about these collections in our online exhibition space, The Academy Remembers.

For more information about the Special Collections, please contact the librarian at philipshields@riam.ie or +353-1-6325318.