December 6, 2010

Archaeological Museum opens with daylong symposium

The Johns Hopkins Archaeological Museum opened to the public in its new location in Homewood’s Gilman Hall on Sunday with a daylong symposium featuring faculty and student speakers, and guided tours of the museum and Gilman, and ending with a cocktail reception.

The installation highlights nearly 700 archaeological objects from ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Near East and the ancient Americas.

Though visiting hours are yet to be set, the museum will be open approximately 15 hours a week to the public, and also by appointment. Appointments should be arranged at least two weeks in advance with curator Sanchita Balachandran by e-mailing or calling 410-516-6717.

Artifacts in the atrium-facing glass cases can be seen anytime that Gilman is open.