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Numerical Restoration of Historical Musical Instruments

Project description

Digitising historical musical instruments

Conservation and restoration of unique, historical musical instruments is an increasingly challenging process for museum collections. These objects are not only important as precious artefacts but also for their function: producing rare sounds and music. A profound understanding of systems and properties of materials is required to preserve both features. However, to guarantee this, the use of digital technology adopted in museums is still limited. The EU-funded NEMUS project will develop a novel approach to digitise musical instruments based on acoustic and mathematical models. It will allow real-time emulations of historical musical instruments that are already out of playing condition. NEMUS will use mainstream numerical methods such as finite difference schemes, which will also allow the player’s interaction with the instrument.

Host institution

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Net EU contribution
€ 1 497 265,00
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (2)

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 1 497 265,00
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna

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Region
Nord-Est Emilia-Romagna Bologna
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH

Participation ended

United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh

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Region
Eastern Scotland Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00