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Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Recent News

Beyond the 5th Century: New Article Recasts Karanis Timeline

A newly published article reshapes our understanding of the chronology of Karanis, Egypt.

Welcome, Chris Motz

We extend a warm welcome to Dr. Chris Motz, the Kelsey Museum’s new digital assets manager.

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Regular Hours 

  • Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 AM to 4 PM
  • Saturdays and Sundays, 11 AM to 4 PM
  • Closed Mondays and University Holidays


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.

AAM Accredited

The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the highest national recognition afforded the nation’s museums.

The Kelsey Is Open to All Audiences

Our galleries are open to all audiences during our regular visiting hours. Click the “Plan Your Visit” button below for more information about what to expect when you arrive.

The Kelsey is now a participant in Museums for All. Click here to learn more.

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