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(Koç University – Stavros Niarchos Foundation Centre for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies (GABAM) – The Friends of Music Society)

The primary objective of the research project is the detailed documentation of depictions of Byzantine musical instruments. All of these depictions were integrated into a fully functional database aimed at researchers. In addition, a large number of these depictions will be presented to a wider audience  through a digital exhibition.

The “Byzantine Musical Instruments” research programme was conducted by Dr. Antonios Botonakis, a Post – Doctorate Researcher based at GABAM in Istanbul, who collected the data and examined in detail what musical instruments were used during the Byzantine period.