Narrating Nubia

October 2 – October 27, 2023
Duderstadt Center Gallery

To celebrate the conclusion of a three-year collaborative research project, “Narrating Nubia: The Social Lives of Heritage,” the Kelsey Museum is excited to announce the opening of an exhibit at the Duderstadt Center Gallery, located on the University of Michigan’s North Campus. The exhibit will be free to the public and will run from October 2 to October 27, 2023.

“Narrating Nubia” is a project funded by the U-M Humanities Collaboratory that focuses on developing ways to move beyond the colonial past of archaeology and cultural anthropology. We have aimed to develop collaborations with varied communities as we explore the meanings of Nubia in Egypt and Sudan—both ancient and modern—as a way of making our research “reparative.”

Just as the project has four branches, the planned exhibit has four main sections: a presentation on the ongoing archaeology in Sudan, an animated film about Egyptian Nubia, a podcast, and an online classroom program. Read more...

Gallery Hours: Tues – Fri, noon-6:00, Sunday, noon-6:00 pm.