At the Oriental Institute we inspire curiosity, discovery and learning about Ancient Middle Eastern civilizations through outstanding research, collections, exhibitions, and education. Experience the OI the best way possible—as a member! You will receive access to exclusive programming, special pricing on adult education classes, discounts in the Suq museum shop, and a subscription to the OI's quarterly members' magazine, News and Notes. Your membership dues support the learning and enrichment programs that make our Institute an important – and free – international resource. Find the level that’s right for you or gift a membership to a friend!

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Membership Levels

Friends of the Oriental Institute

Our general membership group. Friends keep the Museum’s collection free every day for everyone. Members enjoy attractive benefits and enhanced experiences starting at just $40!

Associates of the Oriental Institute

Enjoy all the benefits of Annual Family membership, as well as invitations to gallery talks and tours with Institute faculty, and receive privileges to over 250 museums with the North American Reciprocal Museum program.

James Henry Breasted Society

The James Henry Breasted Society is an exclusive category of lifelong learners and explorers. Breasted Society membership provides an annual renewable source of unrestricted funds for the most pressing research projects of the Oriental Institute.

For more information on Membership call 773-834-9777 or email.