Harp of Gold
Guests were treated to a performance by classically trained Scottish harpist Karen Hickmott, playing a selection of songs from SLM’s important 18th- and 19th-century sheet music collection.
Guests enjoyed hearing the sheet music collection brought to life through Karen Hickmott and Research Librarian Dr Matthew Stephens's selection of work by 19th-century harpists Jean Elouis and Nicholas Charles Bochsa. Guests were also able to view the sheet music collection firsthand, thanks to Megan Martin, Head of Collection & Access. A further connection is that Jean Elouis's son, Charles Elouis, was the Deputy Master of the Mint.
The event is part of a fundraising campaign to raise $400,000 in support of the work of documenting, digitising, researching and interpreting SLM’s historic sheet music collection.