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Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Recent News

Students of Ross School of Business Visit the Kelsey Museum

On August 30, 2016, the Kelsey hosted 105 members of the new Master of Accounting class who came to the museum for an afternoon of interactive learning activities.

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 of Archaeology supports teaching and research on Classical, Egyptian, and Near Eastern archaeology through stewardship of its rich collections, an active exhibitions program, and sponsorship of ongoing field research. The Kelsey houses a collection of more than 100,000 artifacts, of which approximately 1,500 are on permanent display; in addition, the Museum mounts 2-3 special exhibitions annually. As an exhibit museum at a public university, the Kelsey embraces a vigorous public outreach mission, engaging with local residents and visitors of all ages, from kindergarten through retirement.  It also serves as the headquarters of the University of Michigan’s graduate 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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