Tag Archives: Seleucia

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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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 #22

BY SEBASTIAN ENCINA, Collections Manager, Kelsey Museum Walking through the galleries of the Kelsey, one will encounter many fantastical creatures. These are spoken about in ancient myths, and read about in stories or seen on film. They litter the displays, … 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

The Kelsey Conservation Lab is pleased to welcome Madeleine Neiman as our new Samuel H. Kress Fellow for the 2014–2015 academic year. Madeleine is a recent graduate of the UCLA/Getty Program on the Conservation of Archaeological and Ethnographic Materials, and … Continue reading

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Conservation for Seleucia Show, Part 2

BY BRITTANY DOLPH, Graduate Conservation Intern, UCLA/Getty Conservation Program Last month, I discussed the documentation aspects of conservation, especially as it pertained to our preparation of objects for the exhibition “Life in Miniature: Identity and Display at Ancient Seleucia-on-the-Tigris.” Often, … Continue reading

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