Shannon Ness recently joined the staff at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology as the university programs coordinator. In this position, Shannon leads tours and object-handling sessions for university classes and assists with other programming for the Education Department. 

Shannon holds an MA in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, and is working toward the completion of her doctorate in the University of Michigan’s Interdepartmental Program for Ancient Mediterranean Art and Archaeology. Her dissertation explores the intersections between museum studies and community-engaged archaeology. Shannon has worked on field projects in Turkey, Italy, and Sudan. In her current role, she is excited to help students discover personal connections with the ancient world. When not at the Kelsey Museum, Shannon can be found in the pottery studio or an independent bookstore.

Welcome, Shannon!