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Artifact Investigation

CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology I love a good mystery, and nothing (save a really good crime novel) is better than an artifact mystery. I love the thrill of investigating an object, identifying its agents of deterioration, and … Continue reading

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From the Archives #17

BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Museum Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology The name George R. Swain is one that is familiar to many in the Kelsey community. His photographs dominate the archives, and they make the bulk of those from excavations … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month – March

BY CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Are any of you readers out there a Girl Scout? I was a Girl Scout, and I’ve still got my sash hanging in a closet somewhere, covered with a pretty decent number … Continue reading

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And the winner is…

Thanks to everyone who submitted their vote for their favorite “Ugly Object” of 2016. The winner this year is… wait for it…. the spooky love spell figurine!!! https://kelseymuseum.wordpress.com/2016/12/ Stay tuned for more Ugly Objects from the Kelsey.    

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Ugly Object of the Month – February

SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator of Conservation This month’s ugly object is one of ancient Egypt’s niftiest, most all-purpose and off-the-chain gods: the god of war, but also of childbirth, fertility, sexuality, and humor, he was also known as a protector of … Continue reading

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From the Archives #16

BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Museum Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Upon entering the Kelsey Museum, visitors are greeted by an imposing and daunting figure. King Darius the Great of the Persian Empire stands before them with a warning for those … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month – January

SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator of Conservation We’re getting off to a rather late start with Ugly Object this month – I was so excited about voting for 2016’s Ugly of Object the Year* that I almost forgot to pick an inaugural … Continue reading

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Vote for 2016’s Ugly Object of the Year!

BY SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator of Conservation Happy New Year, readers! I’m pleased to announce an election you’ll want to be part of: voting is now open for the Kelsey Museum’s 2016 Ugly Object of the Year. Vote here! Voting will … Continue reading

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A Student’s Perspective

BY PAIGE DE RUE, Kelsey Registry Intern and Major in Classical Archaeology and Anthropology This past fall semester has been truly an exciting experience since I was provided with the awesome opportunity to work as an intern for the Kelsey … Continue reading

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From the Archives #15

BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Museum Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology When December comes around, faculty, staff, and students often scurry away from Ann Arbor in order to spend time with their friends and family for the holidays. Campus becomes a … Continue reading

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