Category Archives: Exhibitions

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BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Museum Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology In a little less than a month, the Kelsey’s latest exhibition, Leisure & Luxury in the Age of Nero: the Villas of Oplontis Near Pompeii, will, sadly, come down for … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month – April

BY SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator for Conservation, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology The Kelsey Museum’s current special exhibit – Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero – is full of insanely gorgeous objects from the Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii. But … Continue reading

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Installing Oplontis

BY CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology For the past four weeks it has been all hands on deck at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. Indeed, it has taken the entire Kelsey village – curators, registrars, conservators, educators, and … Continue reading

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Keeping our heads on straight: custom mount design for Oplontis garden sculpture

BY CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Over two hundred artifacts and sculptures are traveling from Italy to Ann Arbor for the upcoming exhibition Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero, opening in February. Among them are three … Continue reading

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Snowing Dogs and More Dogs

BY MARLENE MICHELS GOLDSMITH, Volunteer Docent, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan As I write this, it seems to be snowing dogs and more dogs inside and outside of the Kelsey Museum, all in preparation for our upcoming special … Continue reading

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