Hi! We are open until 4pm today! Enjoy this beautiful day with a visit to the museum.

Grab your pencil and paper - it's time to draw! Join us for our next Museum Chat on Monday, February 16th when Craig Hankin, Director of the Center for Visual Arts, will share his approach to teaching others to draw. Find your muse in our collections!

Read the newest addition to the blog "Recreating Ancient Greek Ceramics" by student blogger Kelly McBride! Your comments on the post are most welcome.

Week 1 | Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum
Week 1 By Kelly McBride Week 1 My name is Kelly McBride, and I am majoring in Classics and French with a minor in Visual Arts. I have taken 7 years of Latin and a year of Ancient Greek, and I have extensive experience with Ancient Greek and Roman cultures. I also have been developing my studio art s…
Dr. Jacob Lauinger students in the course "Diplomacy and Conflict in the Ancient Middle East" came to the museum today to look at ancient cuneiform tablets and try their hands at writing cuneiform on their own clay tablets. See the work of our contemporary scribes (who should feel free to tag themselves in not to so ancient English).

And so it begins. The course attempting to recreate ancient Greek ceramics starts tomorrow. Follow the course on our blog--to be written each week by students--and cheer us on as we attempt to make a kylix--or two or three--in 13 short weeks.

Week 0 – Getting Started | Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum
Week 0 – Getting Started By Sanchita Balachandran Week 0 – Getting Started Festus (A Soldier) Sanchita Balachandran is the Curator/Conservator of the Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum and Lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Studies. She teaches courses related to the identification and anal…
Below is an update on Museum Director Dr. Betsy Bryan's current excavations in Egypt. A few of the students that work in the museum were -and some still are- in Egypt participating. Working in the field and the museum create a well-rounded experience for students of archaeology.

Johns Hopkins team continues excavation, conservation efforts at ancient Egyptian burial site
A team of Johns Hopkins researchers and students, led by Betsy Bryan, a professor of Egyptian art and archaeology in the university's Department of Near Eastern Studies, has spent the past three weeks conducting field work at the Temple of the Goddess Mut dig site in Luxor, Egypt.
An inspiring example of many research fields and their techniques coming together to further archaeological studies. Hopkins students inspire others with your research on objects in the museum's collection by presenting at the April symposium. The abstract submission deadline has been extended.

X-Rays Open Secrets Of Ancient Scrolls
Scientists have used a particle accelerator to read ancient scrolls without unrolling them. The breakthrough could potentially be used to decipher hundreds of texts.
Have you conducted any research on our collections and would like to share it? Consider presenting at our Symposium in April! The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended so there is still time!

Not our collection, but a bit of Johns Hopkins University archaeology history. This is a picture from a JHU science fair in 1980. Do you recognize any people in the photo?

Members of the Archeological Society of Maryland Inc booth. Science Fair, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. 1980
Jen has been busy rehousing some of our Greco-Roman lamps. While the lamps were in archival housing, it wasn't ideal for our collection. The set-up might work for a museum that keeps objects in storage for long periods, but we have found that with a teaching collection, we tend to move individual pieces around for classes or research. Having many lamps in one tray meant we would be either moving lamps that didn't need to be moved or putting the needed lamp in a temporary tray that did not have ideal support. To solve this, we are moving each lamp to its own box. Shortcuts and museums rarely go together!