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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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Ugly Object of the Month – November

BY SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator for Conservation, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology The choice of this month’s ugly object was inspired by an upcoming exhibit at the Kelsey Museum. The exhibit, Less Than Perfect, is curated by Carla Sinopoli, along with a … Continue reading

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Documenting Demons in the Infrared

BY CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology This demon bowl, which was excavated by the University of Michigan in the 1930’s, now resides in the Kelsey Museum. It comes from the ancient city of Seleucia, which is located not … Continue reading

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News from the Conservation Lab

BY SUZANNE DAVIS, Associate Curator and Head of Conservation At the end of May, I attended the big professional conference for conservators in the United States—the annual meeting of the American Institute for Conservation. This was a special meeting for … Continue reading

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