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The Arts: Virtual Instrument Museum (Wesleyan)

"Among universities, Wesleyan University has one of the largest and most diverse collections of world musical instruments...
daily-use instructional instruments and sets of instruments (e.g. gamelan, Ghanian drums, steelband)....
Early in Wesleyan's history, Methodist missionaries and alumni brought back exotic curios from around the world. Among objects from Africa, Oceania, and Asia were musical instruments, including a splendid African elephant-tusk trumpet....The launching of the Wesleyan Virtual Instrument Museum begins a new era for the instrument collection. Current plans for a bricks- and-mortar University Teaching Museum, scheduled to open about 2008 or later, would anchor and safeguard the collection permanently...." -- from the website. <>