Wednesday, April 29, 2020
6:00 pm–8:00 pm
By Invitation
Add to Calendar 2020-04-29 18:00:00 2020-04-29 20:00:00 Sounds of the Ancient World: Auloi of Meroë 04/29/2020 06:00 pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston tickets@mfa.org America/New_York public

The MFA holds the largest cache of fragments from several pairs of auloi, the principal musical wind instrument of antiquity. Excavated in 1921, these rare reedpipes have been the subject of intense scientific, technical, and musical research by a team of experts since 2013. Learn how these auloi were made, what they sound like, and how they came to be buried in an ancient Nubian ruler’s tomb. Co-organized by Curators Circles: Conservation and Collections, Laurel Society, Lotus Society, and Musical Instruments.

Event details, including date and time, are subject to change. A formal invitation will be sent to members via Paperless Post.

Eligibility

Exclusively for members of Curators Circles: Conservation and Collections, Laurel Society, Lotus Society, and Musical Instruments