Museum Gallery

The Oriental Institute Museum is a world-renowned showcase for the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Near East. The museum displays objects recovered by Oriental Institute excavations in permanent galleries devoted to ancient Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, and the ancient site of Megiddo, as well as rotating special exhibits.

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We are currently undergoing a Gallery Enhancements Project at the Oriental Institute Museum. As a result, certain display cases and objects will be temporary off display. The Edgar and Deborah Jannotta Mesopotamian Gallery will be closed September 17th–28th, 2018. The Robert and Deborah Aliber Persian Gallery will be closed January 7th–31st, 2019. Please check this website for the most up-to-date information. If you have a question about the status of a particular object or display case, please email with the subject "OIM Display Inquiry".  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

For all inquiries related to the Oriental Institute Museum, please email the Museum Office

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Admissions & Hours

Find out about our hours, admissions, and the rules for our galleries, including sketching and photography.

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