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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Mummies Night, the OI's annual Halloween party, will begin at 4:00pm, Saturday, October 27th, 2018. Please note that this event has a large number of attendees and activities will be taking place throughout the museum galleries. For details about the event, please visit the Mummies Night event page

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 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 oi-museum@uchicago.edu with the subject "OIM Display Inquiry".  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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

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