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We Just Love Music

To provide the facilities to conserve, store and offer access to our collections we depend on individual donations and the efforts of our dedicated team of volunteers, as well as awards from trusts and foundations. We receive no public subsidy.

We are indebted to the Helen Roll Charity and the Kathleen Hannay Memorial Charity for their continued support, and the generous contributions of our many anonymous donors are gratefully acknowledged.

All donations we receive go toward the upkeep of our collection and preserving our musical heritage. 

If you would like to help us, you can support us through a one-off donation or regular monthly donations. By clicking here or on the Donate button you will be taken to our Give as you Live page.

If you are able to Gift Aid your donation, we will receive an extra 25p for every £1 you give.

“Over the last two decades MOMH has acquired over 70,000 artefacts. Our vision now is that by the end of this decade we will have a single central archive open to scholars from across the world and be able to mount exhibitions and events from an accessible venue in the heart of the country.”

Mark Bromley, Chair, Board of Trustees

Meet the Team

Adrian Bradbury


Adrian was a scholar of Churchill College, Cambridge (Veterinary Science and Music) and then the Royal Academy of Music. After study in Berlin he developed an international career in chamber music, winning a Royal Philharmonic Society Chamber Award in 2002. A regular guest principal player with the major British orchestras, he is also Cello Tutor to the National Youth Orchestra of GB. His research into ensemble synchronisation, with Professor Alan Wing, is published by the Royal Society, and with the late Oliver Davies he recorded the complete operatic fantasies of 19 th-century cello virtuoso Alfredo Piatti for Meridian.He became a Trustee of MOMH in late 2022.

Dr Alice Little


Dr Alice Little is a Research Fellow in Music with expertise in the music history and musical culture of the last three hundred years. Her museum experience includes roles in research, documentation and exhibitions at the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, the British Museum, and the Horniman Museum. At the Bate Collection she was responsible for the Anthony Baines Project, working with the archive and collection of the museum’s first Curator (Anthony Baines, 1912-1997). Her previous research focuses on topics in the history of music collecting; her work includes studies of the collectors Percy Manning (1870-1917), who collected musical instruments from around Oxfordshire at the turn of the twentieth century, and John Malchair (1730-1812), who collected ‘national music’ in Oxford in the late eighteenth century.

Dr Kate Kennedy

General Manager

Kate Kennedy has held Research Fellowships at Girton College, Cambridge; Wolfson College, Oxford; and is the Associate Director of the Oxford Centre for Life-Writing. She lectured in both Music and English at Cambridge University until 2016, and specialises in interdisciplinary biography. She is a regular broadcaster and academic consultant to the BBC, directing the commemorations for the First World War and for International Women’s Day for Radio 3, among other projects. She is particularly interested in developing the concept of the recital, experimenting with blending biography and archival research with elements taken from the theatre and the concert platform.

Dr Lindsay Stainton


Isla Baring


Isla founded The Tait Memorial Trust in 1992 in memory of her father, Sir Frank Tait and his brothers, who played such an important part in the establishment of theatre and the performing arts in Australia. In 2009 she was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for her service to the arts. Isla was introduced to Oliver Davies in 2012 through her partner John Amis, the broadcaster and music critic, and became Honorary Patron of MOMH in 2015.

Mark Bromley


With a background in corporate governance (and having served on the Advisory Board of MOMH from 2004 to 2010) Mark rejoined MOMH as a Director and Trustee in early 2021. He has been Executive Chair of the Board of Trustees since early 2022. As well as serving as the CEO of The National Youth Brass Band of GB, Mark is Chair of the Board of Directors of St Martin-in-the-Fields Ltd and Vice Chair of the Hinrichsen Foundation.

Nick Roberts


Nick is the cellist of the Coull Quartet, which since its formation in 1977 has performed throughout Europe, the Americas and the Far East. The Quartet has released many acclaimed recordings and was resident at the University of Warwick for over forty years. Nick’s interest in the history of music led in 2009 to the Quartet’s re-creation, in conjunction with the historian Dr Christina Bashford and the Meantime Brewing Company, of a chamber music concert originally presented by Joseph Dando at the London Tavern in 1836 – one of a pioneering series that took place in London in the 1830s. Nick became a Trustee of MOMH in 2023.

Teresa Cahill


The international soprano Teresa Cahill became a Trustee as a friend of  Oliver Davies, the founding Curator of MOMH, sharing his deep interest in preserving items of musical history. Her own career archive is already housed in the British Library but she is now interested in saving those of others. She is also a professor of singing at TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in the Royal Naval College, Greenwich and is married to the composer Robert Saxton.

Tim Berg


Tim became Treasurer and a Trustee in early 2023. He is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in the classical music and charity sectors, with a focus on financial control and good governance. He recently completed nine years as Trustee and Chair of Finance and Audit Committee of Youth Music, and is currently Chair of the Hinrichsen Foundation which supports performance of contemporary classical music.

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If you would like to help us, you can support us through a one-off donation or regular monthly donations. Simply click on the Donate button and you will be taken to our Give as you Live page