Welcome back to the Duke University Musical Instrument Collections’ (DUMIC’s) website!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

We apologize for our absence, but some important and exciting things have been going on with DUMIC.

In Fall 2011, we hired Gillian Suss (MA, Museum Professions, Seton Hall University) to complete the first comprehensive inventory of the collection and help us begin to visualize what will come next for DUMIC. Over the course of the next six months, Gillian found, measured, photographed, and catalogued over 900 objects – almost three times the number of instruments and related objects as we initially thought! Gillian is continuing to help us organize and create policy for the collection; she’ll also be keeping up with this blog!

Now, we’re busy figuring out what comes next for DUMIC – we are working with Music Department faculty, staff, and students, to create and evaluate new goals for the collection’s future.

Please feel free to contact us at any time to ask questions and share any ideas you may have about DUMIC. You can contact us at dumic@duke.edu or 919-660-3320.