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Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

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Karanis Collaboratory

In May and June of 2016, researchers at the Kelsey Museum are joining forces with scholars in other University of Michigan units to examine two structures from Karanis in Egypt.

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  • Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 am to 4 pm
  • Saturdays and Sundays, 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Closed Mondays and University Holidays


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.

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.

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