Gramophone Records Museum and Research Centre of Ghana (Ghana)

Accra, Ghana
In operation since 1994
Archives (Recorded music archives)

Contact

Name
Gramophone Records Museum and Research Centre of Ghana
Tel
Tel: +233246714517

Address

Accra
Ghana

Gramophone Records Museum and Research Centre of Ghana (GRMRC) is a museum dedicated to preserving Ghanaian recordings. It is located at the centre of National Culture in the Cape Coast of Ghana. It was founded by Kwame Sarpong in December 1994. The collection is the result of field research conducted by Sarpong from over thirty years.

GRMRC has a collection of over 18 000 78 rpm records, 2 500 45 rpm records and several reel-to-reel oral history recordings. The core of the collection is the Ghanaian Highlife music records.

The centre runs a project based on the GRMRC collection called ‘Ghana's Highlife Music: A Digital Repertoire of Recordings and Pop Art’. Through this project, the GRMRC aims to develop an interactive multimedia program to provide efficient access to its collection. Other objectives of the project are the development of an interactive research tool which will include textual information, recorded music and images from record sleeves and labels of all collections.

Musicologists, musicians, students, researchers, and all those interested in intangible culture can access this information via the internet. The ultimate plan of the project is to help preserve the collection by limiting the use and handling of its historic documents.

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