FoMRHI was founded in 1975 as an organisation of people concerned with historical musical instruments. Its aim is to promote authenticity in the preservation of original instruments, in making reproductions of such instruments, and in their use. Membership is open to anyone interested in any of these aims. All members receive FoMRHI Quarterly, which includes a bulletin of notes and news, requests for and offers of information, replies and questions, and a number of papers, called Communications or 'Comms'. These are of varying length and range from the speculative to the thoroughly researched, and from the practical to the theoretical and the philosophical. They include book and other reviews, detailed information on how to make useful gadgets, instrument design information, and debates on previous Communications.