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Guide for students studying Musicology at the University of Melbourne.

Music Iconography

Musical iconography is concerned with the depiction of music in the visual arts. It is a discipline in its own right, covering the illustration of musicians, instruments, and music-making, and the use of musical imagery.

See for example

Tilman Seebass"Iconography." Grove Music OnlineOxford Music OnlineOxford University Press.

RIdIM - Répertoire International d'Iconographie Musicale - International Repertory of Music Iconography
is a major online resource for musical iconography. It is a database with links to examples of musical iconography. RIdIM is fully searchable across key fields in the database: titles, artists, people as subjects, subject keywords, instruments, schools, and locations.

The University of Melbourne Library Catalogue uses the subject heading Music in Art as well as the broader subject heading Art and Music.

Note some titles are located in the Baillieu Library, e.g.  Picturing performance : the iconography of the performing arts in concept and practice.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature is the main indexing and abstracting resource for articles on and about musical iconography, including contemporary practice. For example, jazz iconography, and studies of iconography in relation to popular music.

The art holdings of particular museums and galleries have been compiled in the print volumes RIdIM/RCMI inventory of music iconography