What is the value of exploring connections between past and present cultures? What technologies and evidence do we use to construct these narratives? What role do institutions, such as museums, play in shaping these histories? We will explore these questions and more in a conversation co-hosted by Curator and U-M Professor of Classical Archaeology, Christopher Ratté, and UMMA Assistant Curator, Jennifer Friess. Join Christopher and Jennifer, for a conversation beginning in the exhibition Urban Biographies, Ancient and Modern at the Kelsey. Our tour will continue across the street in the UMMA exhibition Proof: The Ryoichi Excavations. Taken together, these two exhibitions uncover layers of fact and fiction that shape our understanding of history and our present.
2:30pm – 4:15pm
In Conversation: Excavating Fact and Fiction at the Kelsey and UMMA
The program is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Click here to register. Please note: this program begins at 2:30 at the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 434 S. State Street.
Lead support for Proof: The Ryoichi Excavations is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Provost and Michigan Engineering.