Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
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The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology supports teaching and research on Classical, Egyptian, and Middle 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 ancient Mediterranean art and archaeology.
The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums.
Temporary Closure of Second-Floor Galleries
Beginning on Thursday, May 25, the Kelsey Museum’s second-floor galleries will be closed for building maintenance. The space is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, June 10. The first-floor galleries will remain open during this time.
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We strive to support our students and faculty on the front lines of learning and research and to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, the Kelsey needs your support.