Tag Archives: Oplontis

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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Ugly Object of the Month – March

BY SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator for Conservation, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Our current special exhibition, Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero, features objects from the Villa Oplontis, one of the big Roman villas near Pompeii, Italy. Most of the … 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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