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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 #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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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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From the Archives

BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Museum Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology The Kelsey Museum Archives are quite an expansive collection. Though small in size, there are plenty of deep wormholes found throughout that will lead the researcher and archivist down a … Continue reading

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From the Archives

BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Museum Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Istanbul is a beautiful city. For the readers who have had the pleasure of visiting this majestic city, you will know the wonders to be found around each corner. The … Continue reading

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From the Archives

Apologies for the tardiness of this post… BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Museum Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology Though the summer months see a drop in University class visits to the Kelsey, the Museum is by no means less busy when … Continue reading

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From the Archives

BY MELISSA SOMERO, Graduate Intern in Kelsey Museum Registry Hiding out in the Kelsey Museum Archives for the past semester I have come to appreciate the variety of documents that are housed there, such as those pertaining to the history … Continue reading

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Analyzing Roman wall paintings

BY CAROLINE ROBERTS, Conservator, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology When I think about color in antiquity, I like to imagine how colors have weathered, or changed chemically over time, and the ways these changes impact how we see ancient paint surfaces. … Continue reading

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RTI at Kurru!

JANELLE BATKIN-HALL, Graduate Intern in Conservation I’ve just returned from a fantastic six-week field work experience at the El-Kurru archaeological site in North Sudan. There, Kelsey conservator Suzanne Davis and I documented ancient figural and geometric graffiti in a funerary … Continue reading

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