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News from the Conservation Lab: A Fond Farewell

BY CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Last Friday we said goodbye to our first-ever summer intern in conservation, Amaris Sturm. Amaris is a graduate student in the Winterthur / University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation, and has … Continue reading

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Ugly Object – August

BY CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology This month’s ugly object is bound to give its competitors a run for their money. It is not much to look at, but it’s definitely worth getting to know. What exactly is … Continue reading

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From the Archives #22

BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum Walking through the galleries of the Kelsey, one will encounter many fantastical creatures. These are spoken about in ancient myths, and read about in stories or seen on film. They litter the displays, … Continue reading

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Investigating color on a Roman-Egyptian mummy portrait

BY CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology This week a team from the Detroit Institute of Arts conservation department traveled to the Kelsey to take a closer look at one of our Fayoum mummy portraits. The portrait is normally … Continue reading

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Ugly Object – July

BY AMARIS STURM, Visiting Graduate Student in Conservation Were Bigfoot’s ancestors Egyptian? This heavy hunk of dirt-covered limestone might just provide the answer. July’s ugly object installment is an Egyptian foot impression, excavated in Karanis in 1928. Karanis is located … Continue reading

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From the Archives #21

BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Museum Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology “I am very pleased to announce that Terry Wilfong has generously agreed to serve as Director of the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology effective June 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.” … Continue reading

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Student Research on University Excavations at Dimé, Egypt 1931-1932

Bianca Gallina and Josiah Olah, UM students Through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) we each joined professor Arthur Verhoogt’s research project in the fall of 2016. We were interested in the documentation of an excavation at Dimé, Egypt that … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month – June

CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Can an object be both elegant and ugly? I believe it can. Take this month’s ugly object, a broom,  for instance. This broom was found in a house at Karanis, Egypt, and we … Continue reading

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From the Archives #20

BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Museum Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Summer is upon us, and with it come a number of summer blockbusters at the movie theatres. Movie companies put out some of the biggest draws of the year during … Continue reading

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IPCAA Conservation Workshop

CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Suzanne and I had a great time hosting our third annual IPCAA Conservation Workshop series.  We’ve designed the workshops to give graduate students of classical archaeology hands-on experience with field conservation tools and … Continue reading

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