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. Currently, a few of the display cases in the Mesopotamian Gallery and a number of display cases in the Persian Gallery have not yet been reinstalled. Additionally, the Persia Gallery will be closed from August 19th through September 28th, 2019. The rest of the galleries and display cases are on view to the public. 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.

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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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