Museum of Classical Archaeology Opens

August 25, 2011

The collection of antiquities that once gathered dust in the office of the Department of Classics has been given new life in the newly opened Museum of Classical Archeology, located in Dulles Hall 028. The museum was established with support of an Arts and Humanities Grant from the OSU Office of Research, additional support from the Colleges of Humanities and Arts, and contributions from the Departments of Classics, History, and History of Art.

The museum contains the collection of the Department of Classics along with artifacts from the OSU Excavations at Isthmia, supervised by Tim Gregory of the Department of History. Its primary purpose is to contribute to the teaching, research and outreach missions of the University by making ancient artifacts available for viewing by students in OSU classes and area schools, and for hands-on opportunities for OSU classes to practice archaeological techniques and study actual antiquities. There will be a special focus on communicating between the OSU Excavations at Isthmia, Greece, and students and teachers on the Columbus campus. To facilitate this, the Museum is equipped with sophisticated communication and display equipment that will allow users to study material in Greece, almost first-hand while still in Ohio.

The museum is open to the public; for opening hours, see the Museum Website.