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Ugly Object – June

by Caroline Roberts, Conservator This month’s Ugly Object will be featured in the new Kelsey in Focus case, a rotating exhibit space that will highlight some of the Kelsey Museum’s hidden collections. The first In Focus installment features a trio … Continue reading

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From the Archives #30 May 2018

BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Collections Manager Spring has finally arrived in Ann Arbor, and with it our heavy parkas and snow boots have at last been stored away, not to be thought of for many months. Instead, we bring out the … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month – May

By Caroline Roberts and Suzanne Davis, Conservators For this month’s Ugly Object blog post we felt that we should pay homage to a small but significant variety of artifact: the pottery sherd. There are millions of these things out there, … Continue reading

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From the Archives #29

BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Collections Manager Digital photography has made documenting our lives a much easier endeavor. Now, anyone with a cell phone can capture almost any moment with photos and even movies. Digital photography has become ubiquitous, and sharing these … Continue reading

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Ugly Object – April

By Caitlin Clerkin, PhD candidate in the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology Is the end of the school year getting you concerned? Are you worried that this winter will NEVER end? Are you stressing about the summer heat … Continue reading

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From the Archives #28 March 2018

BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Collections Manager As many of our friends have noticed, there is a lot of construction happening around the Kelsey Museum. To the north, the Trotter Multicultural Center is creating a new home for itself. To the south, … Continue reading

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March’s News from the Conservation Lab: Reconstructing Color on a Roman Marble Head

  Caroline Roberts, Conservator This month I’ve been getting to know Bacchus (Dionysos to the Greeks), a Kelsey Museum favorite normally on display outside the Villa of the Mysteries room. Bacchus’s head dates from the early to mid- second century … Continue reading

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Ugly Object – March

BY CAROLINE ROBERTS, Kelsey Museum Conservator Greetings, Ugly Object fans! This month’s featured artifact is not really an object. It is, rather, a somewhat unseemly chunk of … any ideas? Here’s a clue: it is a thing greater than the … Continue reading

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From the Archives #27 February 2018

BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA The exhibition Excavating Archaeology presents a look back at the history of archaeological explorations undertaken by the University of Michigan. It was guided by the work of Carla Sinopoli, who co-edited the book Object Lessons & the … Continue reading

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Ugly Object of the Month – February

BY SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator of Conservation Last month’s ugly object skated perilously close to downright attractiveness, so you will be delighted to see us getting back to our roots in February, with a truly hideous creature. This bizarre-looking bird-thing, which … Continue reading

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