Category Archives: Holdings

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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Docent Favorites

BY JEAN MERVIS, Volunteer Docent, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan Favorite Artifact. Statue of a Young Girl. Marble. End of 4th century BC. Greece. KM 1979.5.1. Why. “It’s thought that this statue honors the goddess Artemis, who was the … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month–July

BY SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator for Conservation, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology This month’s ugly object is a mold for the front half of an Aphrodite figurine. The mold is made of plaster, and ancient craftsmen used it by pressing damp clay … Continue reading

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My Favorite Artifact

BY CARL ABREGO, Department Manager, Residential College (former Kelsey Administrative Specialist) and Member, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan Favorite Artifact: Description de l’Égypte. Paper, pigment, leather binding. Deluxe first edition. Published 1809–1822 in Paris. Bound by Rowfant Bindery … Continue reading

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My Favorite Artifact

When it comes to the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology’s collections, not all artifacts are created equal. Some call out to us intellectually, others emotionally. BY TINA SMITH, Volunteer docent and member of Kelsey Board of Members. Smith is a long-time … Continue reading

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Curator Favorites

When it comes to the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology’s collections, not all artifacts are created equal. Some call out to us intellectually, others emotionally. To that end, we asked our curators to name their favorite Kelsey artifact or object. BY … Continue reading

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My Favorite Artifact

When it comes to the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology’s collections, not all artifacts are created equal. Some call out to us intellectually, others emotionally.  BY DAWN JOHNSON, Associate Director, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan. Favorite Artifact: Hawk Mummy. … Continue reading

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My Favorite Artifact

When it comes to the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology’s collections, not all artifacts are created equal. Some call out to us intellectually, others emotionally. BY ANN VAN ROSEVELT, Adjunct Research Scientist Emeritus, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology. Her learned background includes … Continue reading

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Teaching with the Help of Ancient Objects

BY MARCELLO MOGETTA, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan As college teachers we are often encouraged to enhance pedagogy by engaging students in materially different ways. We are also reminded that University of Michigan museum collections represent an … Continue reading

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Curator Favorites

When it comes to the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology’s collections, not all artifacts are created equal. Some call out to us intellectually, others emotionally. To that end, we asked our curators to name their favorite Kelsey artifact or object. Here … Continue reading

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