Current Projects

Gallery Enhancements Project

In 2014, the Oriental Institute Museum initiated the Gallery Enhancements Project (GEP), the principal aim of which is to improve the visitor experience in the galleries through updated displays, improved lighting, and the replacement of freestanding cases, many of which date to the 1931 opening of the Museum in its current location and earlier. Additionally, a number of artifacts from the Museum collection that have not been on public display are being added to the permanent exhibitions, along with prints of photographs and documents from the Museum Archives. The GEP has been made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor and additional funding, and will be completed in September 2019 in time for the kick-off of the celebratory and commemorative programming that will take place throughout the academic year (2019–2020) in recognition of the Oriental Institute's Centennial.