Monthly Archives: February 2014

Curator Favorites

When it comes to the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology’s collections, not all artifacts are created equal. Some call out to us intellectually, others emotionally. To that end, we asked our curators to name their favorite Kelsey artifact or object. Here is … Continue reading

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“We do not follow maps to buried treasure, and ‘X’ never, ever, marks the spot”–Indiana Jones

BY JENNY KREIGER, PhD student, U-M Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology When I teach my students about archaeology, I find that many of them have vague ideas about what archaeologists do. This is especially true for those parts … Continue reading

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Pulled from the Trenches

BY GEOFF EMBERLING, Assistant Research Scientist, Kelsey Museum We are in the final preparations to return to the archaeological site of El Kurru in northern Sudan for a second field season. We have obtained our permissions from the governments of … Continue reading

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Conservation for Seleucia Show, Part 1

BY BRITTANY DOLPH, Graduate Conservation Intern, UCLA/Getty Conservation Program The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology recently opened an exhibition entitled, “Life in Miniature: Identity and Display at Ancient Seleucia-on-the-Tigris.” In the museum’s conservation department, we worked on the preparation and documentation … Continue reading

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Relaunch of Kelsey Museum Blog

When you think about an archaeology museum, what comes to mind? Dusty old objects behind glass or hung on the walls? A place that holds collections of priceless things? A library of antiquities? What about a vibrant and dynamic organization? A place … Continue reading

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