OI Museum

Discovery is back, again. Reserve your ticket now!

The OI Galleries are re-opening Tuesday, September 29. We have worked together with the University of Chicago to design a unique and safe visitor experience. Book your ticket today and enjoy the distinctive opportunity to have the OI collection to yourself for one hour! 

Get to know the OI's collections!

Explore the archival photos and documents, artifacts, and publications of the OI using our online collections search. 


Join the OI on Social Media!

Join the OI on social media for enhanced, at home exploration! During these weeks of museum closure, we will use social media to bring the OI to you.

Posted on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Cat of the Month Calendar

We are happy to present you with a monthly digital calendar with our favorite images of cats from our collection! Sign up to receive the monthly email with downloadable images for your desktop, phone screen, or a printable version of the Cat of the Month calendar.

Posted on Monday, August 31, 2020

News & Notes 246 (Summer 2020) is now available

The OI announces the online publication of News & Notes 246 (Summer 2020). The theme for this issue is Love in Egypt. Download the full issue

Posted on Friday, August 7, 2020

New Edition of Pioneer to the Past Now Available

The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago announces a new publication in print and online of a new edition of Pioneer to the Past: The Story of James Henry Breasted, Archaeologist, Told by His Son Charles Breasted. DOWNLOAD / PURCHASE

Posted on Sunday, August 9, 2020