Category Archives: From the Archives

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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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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From the Archives #23

BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum In the coming months, the Kelsey Museum is going to be seeing some changes to our neighborhood. The new Trotter Multicultural building as well as the expansion of LSA for their Opportunity Hub … 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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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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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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From the Archives #19

BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Museum Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Around the world, the Kelsey Museum is known as the home for the excavations at Karanis, which the University of Michigan conducted between 1924 and 1935. The collections and archives … Continue reading

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From the Archives #18

BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Museum Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology The archives at the Kelsey Museum are a treasure trove of valuable information, but it also acts as a memory holder. People who have contributed to the archives routinely return … 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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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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