Monday 3 March 2003 witnessed the formal opening of the 'Prokofiev Room' part of Special Collections at Goldsmiths College, University of London. This newly developed facility houses many collections, the variety of which reflects the College's research strengths and interests in the arts, culture and society in the 20th and 21st centuries. Along with the Serge Prokofiev Archive, there are several other important music collections including the Centre for Russian Music (CRM), the Alan Bush Collection, the A. L.Lloyd Collection and the Denis Stevens Collection.
†††††The 'Prokofiev Room' was officially opened with a reception attended by members of the Prokofiev family, representatives of the other collections including the eminent musicologist Denis Stevens, and Professor Ben Pimlott (Warden of Goldsmiths College). After speeches by Denis Stevens, Professor Pimlott, Sacha Shaw (Deputy Librarian, Goldsmiths College), Professor Alexander Ivashkin (Director of the CRM) and NoŽlle Mann, Sviatoslav Prokofiev (the composer's son) unveiled the 'Prokofiev Room' plaque.
†††††During the reception Sviatoslav and the composer's grandson Gabriel Prokofiev were interviewed by the Russian State television network RTR Television for a feature on the composer broadcast on 5 March (the anniversary to the day of the composer's death). This feature can be found on the website www.vesti.ru.
†††††The ceremony was followed by a concert in which the Goldsmiths Chamber Choir, directed by NoŽlle Mann, and soloists from the Music Department performed works taken from the Special Collections, illustrating the rich variety of the holdings.