Community Scholars Program: We Bring the Oriental Institute to You

Can’t make it to the Oriental Institute to see our Museum exhibitions or attend gallery talks by our world-famous scholars? Or is your group planning a visit to the Museum and wants first-hand knowledge about archaeological fieldwork and a preview of our collections?

A faculty member, research associate, or content expert from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago can deliver an educational talk or presentation at your location. The Community Scholars Program provides presentations on themes ranging from exhibition highlights to our archaeological research and discoveries.

Fill out the Request Form to make a reservation. Only requests for groups of 10 or more people within the Chicago metropolitan area will be considered. Please allow five business days to receive a response from us.

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Reservations are not being taken until further notice. Please check back later. Thank you for your interest.

Contact Us

For inquires, email the Public Education Department at or call 773.702.9507.