U-M archaeologists record epigraphy at Abydos, Egypt.
Tel Kedesh, Israel
Kelsey Museum conservators repair Hellenistic wall plaster on site at Tel Kedesh, Israel.
U-M excavation in progress at Karanis, Egypt, ca. 1927
Museum-goers begin their visit in the ancient Near East portion of the Upjohn Wing
Egyptian mummiform coffin
Detail of the Egyptian mummiform coffin (KM 1989.3.1) of the priest Djehutymose (685-525 BC) displayed in the Upjohn Wing
Villa of the Mysteries
Watercolor reproductions of the Villa of the Mysteries murals from ancient Pompeii in the Upjohn Wing
Medieval Islamic textile
Medieval Islamic textile with Arabic inscription (KM 22506) from the Kelsey’s large textile collection
Discover the Kelsey Museum
The Kelsey Museum houses a collection of more than 100,000 ancient and medieval objects from the civilizations of the Mediterranean and the Near East. Check our visitor information, and come get acquainted with the treasures on display in the William E. Upjohn Exhibit Wing. The Kelsey also offers regularly changing special exhibitions and sponsors research, educational programs for children, and fieldwork projects, as well as housing the Interdepartmental Program in Classical Art and Archaeology.
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NEWS QUICK LINKS
All Kelsey galleries will be closed to the public for exhibit installation from January 11 until February 12, 2016.
- Second Phase of "Rocks, Paper, Memory" Opens September 25 September 25, 2015
- Show on Antiquities Collecting Opens August 28 July 1, 2015
- Grant to Encourage Use of Kelsey Objects in Undergraduate Teaching May 22, 2015
- Saturday Sampler
- Lecture: "The 'Calculated Frightfulness' of ISIS: Threats to Middle Eastern Cultural Heritage in Historical Perspective"
Speaker: Geoff Emberling, Assistant Research Scientist, Kelsey Museum
- FAST Lecture: "Bioarchaeological Approaches to Copper Age Complexity" (Thu, 15 Oct 2015)
Speaker: Jess Beck, Department of Anthropology