The History :
In 1995, Mr. Ram Prasad Kadel started to make a collection of Nepali folk musical instruments in an attempt to stem the seemingly inexorable loss of his Nation's musical heritage. Subsequently, he became the founder of the Nepali Folk Musical Instrument Museum when he registered NFMIM with the Government of Nepal in 1997. Mr. Kadel started this work alone and for several years financed his reserach and collecting trips from the profits of his own Thanka and handicrafts business. The few instruments that had gone out of use were even reproduced and reintroduced using drawings and descriptions culled from the memories of older citizens encountered on field trips and from information in ancient writings, and art works. As the number of instruments in his possession grew and more friends showed an interest in his mission, Mr. Kadel became convinced of the importance of this unique collection. He became to believe that his collection was an invaluable resource for his nation and should be made accessible to all Nepali citizens and to foreign visitors alike. NFMIM was opened to the public in 2002 and its intruments which by now number more than 250 different types have been housed in Tripureshwor in central Kathmandu ever since. The museum is wholly dependant on donations, together with money earned by hiring out folk musicians, book sales, and other minor commercial activities. From modest beginnings NFMIM has grown into a vibrant and dynamic institution where people with a common interest in Nepali folk music meet daily. It is a living museum. Now, this museum is renamed as Music Museum of Nepal.