Richard Dumbrill and Margaux Bousquet in Lebanon

Richard Dumbrill has been authorized to publish the musical representations and artefacts at the National Museum of Lebanon in Beirut. He will be assisted by Margaux Bousquet, Doctoral student at the Sorbonne University, who will also contribute to the publication. The research will take place in March 2013 and publication of the catalogue will be expected in early 2014.

We are grateful to Mr Gaby Layoun, Lebanese Minister of Culture, for authorizations, and  the British Council for financing the research.




Idiophones Of the Ancient Near East

The Idiophones of the Ancient Near East in the Collections of the British Museum

By Richard Dumbrill is now available at the Gorgias press. Click here for more details and to order.









Amine Beyhom’s book Théories de l’échelle et pratiques mélodiques chez
les Arabes – Tome 1
is now freely available on the internet. This version
(V. 1.01) has been emendated and updated. Free download in low res for printing
at 150 dpi at: