Credit card donations to the Kelsey can be made by using the special LSA on-line gift form. Click here to make your gift online.
Give by Mail
To contribute to the Kelsey by mail, please make your check payable to the Kelsey Museum and mail it to
434 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-1390
You may also wish to designate your contribution to support one of the targeted funds below.
To find out whether your employer has a gift matching program, click here.
TARGETED KELSEY FUNDS
The Kelsey sponsors a series of educational and innovative events for children—which include our famous "eviscerated Barbie doll" sessions that teach children about mummies—as well as lecture series and periodic overseas tours for adults. We hope to grow these funds as we continue to plan more ambitious activities in the future.
This fund supports Kelsey exhibitions, conservation, and publications. The Museum mounts two special public exhibitions each year, with plans for expanded programming. Exhibitions cost from $50,000 to $100,000 each. The budgets typically include special items on loan from other world-class museums, the publication of a catalogue, special labels and graphics, shipping costs, insurance, and special display cases. The conservation of a single complex object can cost up to $2,000. And a richly illustrated exhibition catalogue may run to as much as $10,000 in printing costs.
The Kelsey has been sponsoring path-breaking excavations and surveys since 1924. The Museum continues its active work in the field, with current (and future) work in Egypt, Israel, Italy, Turkey, and the Republic of Georgia. Costs for fieldwork overseas continue to rise, and currency exchanges fluctuate, so increased funding in this area is particularly crucial.