Tag Archives: karanis

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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Ugly Object of the Month – April

CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology April’s Ugly object isn’t an object per-se. It’s a specimen – a shell – and it was excavated at Karanis during the 1924-25 field season. It’s rather small and unprepossessing. But to me … Continue reading

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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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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 #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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Ugly Object of the Month – December

SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator of Conservation Hello readers! How are you? I ask because a lot of people I know are feeling tired and stressed. The academic term is ending. Some people have to take a lot of exams, other people … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month – November

BY CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology This month’s Ugly Object is a familiar character – assuming you know your Romano-Egyptian child deities. That’s right folks, Harpocrates is back. Only this time, he’s taken the form of a baby … Continue reading

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From the Archives

BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Museum Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology The Kelsey Museum’s newest exhibition, Less Than Perfect, is now open to the public and available for viewing. With this show, curator Professor Carla Sinopoli has demonstrated how not everything … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month – August

BY SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator of Conservation, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology     This month’s Ugly is a hideous but sweet little specimen: the ripped sleeve of a child’s tunic. It looks pretty bad. It’s the kind of raggy little thing … Continue reading

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