Visit the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
After living in Ann Arbor for most of my life, I wondered why I had not spent more time in the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan after a recent visit. If you stay in town for Spring Break 2017, seeing this new exhibit: The Art and Science of Healing – From Antiquity to the Renaissance is definitely worth the time.
The exhibit focuses on socio-cultural issues related to maintaining good health in Roman times, and features many images and collections for preventing illness and disease. When in need of a cure, Romans resorted to doctors and to the gods.
Family Day is Saturday, April 8 and the exhibit will be on campus until April 30, 2017.
In addition to this special exhibit, The Kelsey Museum highlights artifacts and university-sponsored archaeological excavations in the Mediterranean and Near Eastern regions, primarily from Egypt and Iraq in the 1920s and 1930s. Today, the Museum still sponsors field projects in countries around the Mediterranean (although the artifacts recovered in those excavations now all remain in their countries of origin), and it plays a vital role in undergraduate and graduate teaching and research.*
*from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology website, www.lsa.umich.edu/kelsey