About Us

The Kelsey Museum enthusiastically welcomes visitors to the William E. Upjohn Exhibit Wing. In this beautiful and spacious exhibition area we display about four times as much of our permanent collection as we were able to exhibit in the old building. The Kelsey's world-famous collection and interactive exhibits offer something for everyone, and the Museum has long been a favorite of scholars and schoolchildren alike.

This video—directed by Rob DeMilner and funded by a U-M Transforming Learning for the Third Century grant and the Language Resource Center—introduces the Kelsey's history and collections: 

We encourage museum-goers to visit our shop, which is chock full of items inspired by life in the ancient world; to take advantage of the many activities we list under "Events"; and to learn about our collections and our history by exploring our website.