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Two Conferences – Two Countries – Four Days

BY MATTHEW NAGLAK, IPCAA student From December 6th to 9th, I had the opportunity to participate in two separate conferences on two different continents in different capacities. At the University of Edinburgh, I was invited along with U-M Classics professor … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month – December

BY SUZANNE DAVIS, Associate Curator of Conservation Hello, readers. Yes, it’s the best time of the month once again, the time to set aside all worries and cares and indulge, for a few brief moments, in the blissful pleasure of … Continue reading

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From the Archives #25

BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Collections Manager Excavating Archaeology, the Kelsey Museum’s latest exhibition, is still open and available for viewing in the Ed and Mary Meader Gallery now through the end of the academic year (May 27, 2018). On display are … Continue reading

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Trotter Multicultural Center

BY CAITLIN C. CLERKIN, IPCAA The Kelsey Museum is getting a new neighbor! Kelsey regulars and visitors alike have undoubtedly noticed the construction project to the north of the Kelsey on State Street.* In case you missed the official ground-breaking, … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month – November

BY SUZANNE DAVIS and CARRIE ROBERTS, Conservators In a world that’s constantly changing, where nothing feels secure and each day brings fresh disappointment, there is one thing you can always count on: ugly objects. These special creatures, who have survived … Continue reading

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From the Archives #24

BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum This year, the University of Michigan is celebrating its bicentennial. Founded originally in Detroit in 1817, the University has enjoyed a tremendous history. In that time, the staff, faculty, and students have achieved … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month – October

BY CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Happy decorative gourd season, folks! In celebration of Fall, my favorite time of year, I’d like to feature an object made of my favorite material: stone. Some conservators like glass and ceramics, … Continue reading

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A Student’s Summer Internship

BY JULIA TRIEZENBERG, Kelsey Museum Summer Intern Over the course of my summer interning at the Kelsey, one thing is for certain: I spent a lot of time around pots. “Pots?” you ask. “What kind of pots?” “Do they keep … Continue reading

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News from the Conservation Lab

BY SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator of Conservation I love many things about working as a conservator, but Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is not one of them. Thankfully, my colleague Carrie is quite into this activity, which is part entomology and part … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month – September

BY SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator of Conservation It’s back-to-school time, and town is certainly feeling lively as ~30,000 students return to campus. It’s also the harvest season here in Michigan, where it’s already starting to feel like fall. That is sort … Continue reading

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