RIdIM (Répertoire International d'Iconographie Musicale)
Resource TypesImages and Sound, Reference Source
DescriptionThe only international, cross-genre index of visual sources of music, dance, and theatre, designed to assist performers, historians, librarians, instrument makers, record manufacturers, and book publishers in making the fullest use of visual materials for scholarly and practical purposes. Database records contain descriptions and images of visual objects featuring music, dance, theatre and opera-related topics or content. Where images are not included, such as in the cases where copyright issues arise, online sources for the artwork image are included. The scope of visual documents and artifacts contained in the database encompasses a wide spectrum of items (architecture, performance art, videos as well as paintings, drawings and sculptures) and represents diverse techniques and media. The content includes depictions of instruments, musicians, performers, music patrons, music notation, performance venues and more.