Posted on: 31st January, 2014
9th April, 2019
We’re raising the roof at the Petrie Museum with a live performance using 3D printed replicas of ancient Egyptian panpipes, bells and rattles from the collection.
This free family workshop is part of our current exhibition Sounds of Roman Egypt, which explores the objects people used to make music, what they sounded like, and how instruments were used in Romano-Egyptian rituals, homes, and childhood.
The Petrie Museum has one of the largest and best-documented collections of Roman artefacts in the UK, including musical instruments that are too fragile to be played today.
For this exhibition, researchers used laser scanning and computer modelling to create 3D printed replicas of the original objects in the Petrie collection, and made recordings of the instruments to reveal sounds not heard for hundreds of years.
Come and see the original artefacts, listen to these recordings and have a go at playing these models yourself with musicians and researchers on-hand.