WELCOME TO THE
ARCHIV FRAU UND MUSIK – ARCHIVE OF WOMEN IN MUSIC
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER
IN FRANKFURT/MAIN, GERMANY

Hauptraum im AFM © Andrea Späth Fotodesign 2018
Main room © Andrea Späth Fotodesign 2018

The Archiv Frau und Musik, with approximately 28,000 media units by and about 2,000 women composers and conductors, is the largest and most important archive of its kind in the world. The collection includes sheet music, sound recordings, literature, and gray literature on women composers and musicians from the 9th to the 21st century in the field of classical music, as well as rock, pop, and jazz. A main focus is on original scores and letters from the 18th to the 21st century, as well as bequests of women composers.

In addition to browsing this unique collection, the archive offers the following services:

  • Expert advice and subject-specific research
  • Support in the preparation of concert programs and scientific papers
  • Archive tours, lectures, and workshops
  • Inculsion of media from music-creating women in the holdings
  • Internships

Here you can warch a short film about our archive and our work. Many thanks to Meggie George for the filming and production!


opening hours

If you want to visit us, please get in touch with us, preferably by e-mail:
info[at]archiv-frau-musik.de.
You can reach us by telephone on weekdays between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at
++49-(0)69-95 92 86 85

Are you looking for a specific work, would you like an online archive tour or
a consultation via video conference? Contact us!

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