Discover the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics behind the ancient tools and architecture by exploring select artifacts in the Oriental Institute’s Mesopotamian and Egyptian galleries. Learn from with archaeologist, Megaera Lorenz, PhD candidate in Egyptology at the University of Chicago, to understand the evolution of functional design in the ancient world. At the Smart Museum of Art, explore modern functional art and architecture through a guided-tour. Pre-reading will be given to registrants.
This is recommended to art and STEM educators, and open to all teachers and librarians of all disciplines.
Pre-registration required. 3 CPDUs.
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Oriental Institute - Teacher Programs
The Oriental Institute is a research organization and museum devoted to the study of the ancient Middle East and Egypt. Founded in 1919 by James Henry Breasted, the Institute, a division of the University of Chicago, is an internationally recognized pioneer in the study of the archaeology, philology, and history of early Middle Eastern civilizations. The Oriental Institute Museum houses a world-renowned collection of ancient art and artifacts for the benefit of researchers, students, educators, and the general public. The Museum displays objects recovered by Oriental Institute excavations in permanent galleries devoted to ancient Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, Palestine, and Israel, as well as special temporary exhibits.