Duke University Musical Instrument Collections set to open Thursdays, 1-4 PM
The Duke University Musical Instrument Collections (DUMIC) are founded on the flagship collection, the G. Norman and Ruth G. Eddy Collection of Musical Instruments, which arrived at Duke in 2000. The Eddy Collection inspired further generous gifts and the acquisition of the Frans and Willemina de Hen-Bijl Collection of Musical Instruments (2003) and The Robert D. Miller Collection of replicas of early instruments and related materials, including a small library of printed music (2006). While the Eddy Collection consists primarily of instruments and paintings of instruments from America and Europe, Duke’s de Hen Collection includes over 200 musical instruments, 100 reel-to-reel field recordings, and 1000 slides of instruments from all over the world.
In association with the Department of Music, DUMIC presents the Rare Music Series, a concert series dedicated to performing works on historical instruments.