Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

  1. January 15, 2024

    It Happened at Michigan — A priceless collection discovered, lost, and found again

    When Francis W. Kelsey returned to Ann Arbor in 1920 from an expedition in Egypt, he brought back the seeds of what is today the largest papyrology collection in North America.

  2. September 11, 2023

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  3. September 26, 2022

    Egypt’s mysteries, surprises provide powerful pull

    Richard Redding, associate research scientist in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, has spent nearly every winter in Egypt for about 30 years uncovering the mysteries of the Old Kingdom.

  4. July 13, 2021

    U-M welcomes Art Fair visitors as museums, galleries, gardens reopen

    After being canceled during the 2020 pandemic year, the Ann Arbor Art Fair will return to downtown and parts of the U-M campus June 15-17, along with the reopening of several U-M museums, galleries and other public spaces.

  5. October 19, 2020

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.

  6. October 15, 2020

    Kelsey Museum to reopen to U-M community members

    The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology will reopen to U-M students, faculty and staff beginning Oct. 20. Admission is free but visits must be scheduled in advance, and a valid Mcard is required.

  7. September 4, 2019

    ‘Ancient graffiti’ explored in new Kelsey Museum exhibition

    “Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile: El-Kurru, Sudan,” now open at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, explores one part of private religious ritual in ancient Kush.

  8. September 22, 2016

    Kelsey Museum exhibit highlights beauty, importance of failure

    “Less Than Perfect,” a new exhibit at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, explores how failures of past civilizations provide insight on production processes, ancient technologies and traditions.

  9. February 10, 2015

    Ancient Egyptian artifacts on view for first time in Kelsey exhibit

    In the first exhibition of its kind, the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology brings together artifacts from 1920s and ’30s excavations in Egypt, and selections from the largest papyrology collection in North America.