The Ure collections contains original ancient musical instruments, reconstructions, and ancient illustrations of music and musical practices in their social contexts. In collaboration with British Museum scholars, researchers at the Museum are looking into reconstructing musical sounds and experiences from the meagre evidence that has come down to us and with the aid of scientific analyses and reconstructions. This work is relevant to our digital humanities as well as materials science research.
On the occasion of MOISA 2018—the 11th international conference of MOISA, The International Society for the Study of Greek & Roman Music & its Cultural Heritage—which we hosted, we launched an exhibition on Music & Materiality. At this event we hosted workshops & concerts—you can link to one below—in addition to academic presentations.
Check out our latest online exhibit, The well-tempered lyre: music education in ancient Greece, devised by our Ruth Featherstone, during a virtual UROP, Summer 2020, working under the supervision of Prof. Amy Smith & Dr James Lloyd.