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New Archaeology Music

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
6:00-7:00 PM
Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Map
Join us at the Kelsey Museum for an event inspired by 1,800-year-old music! In the early 1900s, U-M archaeologists working at the Graeco-Roman site of Karanis, Egypt, excavated a piece of ancient sheet music written on papyrus. For the event "New Archaeology Music," two U-M music students will perform their interpretations of this ancient melody: Chihiro Kakishima on the violin and Holden Baker on the guitar. Between the performances, Kelsey Museum Director and Curator of the Graeco-Roman Egyptian Collections Terry Wilfong and Arthur Verhoogt, Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Initiatives at Rackham and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Papyrology and Greek, will lead a discussion about this extraordinary piece of musical history.

Light refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public.

Event associated with Kelsey Museum Bicentennial exhibition "Excavating Archaeology @ UM: 1817–2017":
Building: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Event Type: Performance
Tags: Archaeology, Bicentennial, Museum, Music
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Exhibition-related