(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.