The Kelsey Environment

IPCAA is housed in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, situated at the heart of the University’s central campus.  The Museum’s academic facilities, including student workspace, classrooms and a lecture hall, curatorial and administrative offices, a small archaeology library, extensive computer facilities, and a state-of-the-art conservation laboratory, are housed in Newberry Hall, a late 19th century Romanesque building on State Street. The collections of the museum, containing over 100,000 objects, are stored and displayed the William E. Upjohn Exhibition Wing, a 20,000 sq foot addition to the building, which was opened in 2009.  

Space reserved for IPCAA students in Newberry Hall extends over several floors. The basement provides desks, bookshelves, and computer facilities. The classroom and lecture hall on the ground floor are regularly used for lectures sponsored by the graduate-student-run FAST lecture series and by the Archaeological Institute of America, and well as for discussion sections associated with introductory archaeology classes taught by IPCAA Graduate Student Instructors. The second floor contains additional desk space and the Museum's research library, one part of which is given over to all of the (non-circulating) books and articles prescribed for the IPCAA Qualifying Exams. On this floor are also located the offices of IPCAA’s Graduate Coordinator and of the faculty who hold joint professorial and curatorial appointments.

This historically-registered building creates an intimate atmosphere in the middle of a busy campus and a place for IPCAA students to convene, work, and teach.