The ballot for 2017’s Ugly Object of the Year closes Friday, February 9! Be sure to cast your vote before it’s too late! Click here to vote!
Guess what readers? It’s the Ugliest Time of the Year! Vote now for 2017’s Ugly Object of the Year!
Thanks to everyone who submitted their vote for their favorite “Ugly Object” of 2016.
The winner this year is … wait for it … the spooky love spell figurine!!!
Stay tuned for more Ugly Objects from the Kelsey.
By SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator of Conservation
We’re getting off to a rather late start with the Ugly Object this month — I was so excited about voting for 2016’s Ugly of Object the Year* that I almost forgot to pick an inaugural object for 2017!
Well, better late than never, folks, because this one is a winner. It’s a slingshot pellet and man, is it ugly. No need to elaborate on how ugly, because I think it’s pretty obvious. You can see it on view at the Kelsey starting next month as part of the exhibition The Art and Science of Healing: From Antiquity to the Renaissance.
This little beauty is featured in a part of the exhibition that discusses medicine for the Roman army. Back in the day, this is the kind of thing that might end up embedded in your body after combat (and then have to be extracted by a surgeon). Ugh!
* Vote for 2016’s Ugly Object of the Year HERE!
BY SUZANNE DAVIS, Curator of Conservation
Happy New Year, readers! I’m pleased to announce an election you’ll want to be part of: voting is now open for the Kelsey Museum’s 2016 Ugly Object of the Year. Vote here!
Voting will close on Jan. 31, 2017, so vote now!