* The development of the "provider field" that allows the visibility of partner projects (in this respect see below RIdIM's open access initiative entitled Linking and Uniting Knowledge of Music, Dance and Dramatic Arts in Visual Culture)
Currently the RIdIM Database contains 2,647 published records and more than 3,000 records in editing status.
In this respect I would like to expresses my personal gratitude and that of the Council of Association RIdIM to Dorothea Baumann, the Chair of the Database Working Group, and the members of this group, i.e., Alan Green, Sean Ferguson, and Laurent Pugin, for their commitment and remarkable achievements.
From 4 to 7 June 2013 the 14th RIdIM International Conference Visual Intersections: Negotiating East and West was held at the Pera Museum in Istanbul, dedicated to the memory of Walter Salmen (1926-2013), life-time honorary member of RIdIM and a leading scholar of musicology and music iconography, who passed away on 2 February 2013.
On 6 June 2013 the Council and the General Assembly of Association RIdIM met and processed all necessary business.
At the last meeting of the General Assembly of IAML in Montreal, Paul Banks was elected IAML liaison officer to the Council of Association RIdIM. I am pleased to report that CIMCIM has elected Gabriele Rossi-Rognoni as their liaison.
In the early to mid-1970s, many of the primary goals laid out by RIdIM
's founders came to fruition.
It became necessary to incorporate RIdIM
in order not least to enable us to receive a substantial grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
I would like to express my gratitude to INHA for having given a warm home to RIdIM
for over four years and to Florence Getreau and Jean-Michel Nectoux for having successfully negotiated this option for RIdIM
Due to the expiration of the agreement between RIdIM
and the Institut d'histoire de l'art (INHA) in Paris regarding the hosting of the International RIdIM
Centre as well as the changed policy and financial restrictions at INHA, the Commission Mixte had to consider new location options for its international centre.
To date several institutions and organization have been approached concerning the hosting of the International RIdIM
Center, and RIdIM
has received some interesting and strong offers.
In February 2006 the International RIdIM
Center at the Institut national d'histoire de l'art (INHA) has officially started its activities.