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Teacher Workshop: Material Culture and Artistic Exchange: From The Silk Road to Slow Dance

Oriental Institute - Teacher Programs

Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)

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K-12 educators will mine the world-class collections of the Oriental Institute and the Smart Museum of Art to explore themes of material culture, artistic expression, and cultural exchange. While at the Oriental Institute, we will examine ancient artifacts discovered along the legendary Silk Road.  At the Smart we will look at works of art and discuss cultural diffusion and influence. Travelling between the Smart and the OI, teachers will participate in guided tours and will leave with lesson plan ideas and related educational materials to use in the classroom.

Free. Lunch and all teaching materials will be included. CPDUs are available.

Registration is open through Monday, May 26, 2014 midnight.

Questions? Contact the Oriental Institute Public Education Department at oi-education@uchicago.edu or call 773-702-9507.

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Oriental Institute Museum
1155 East 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM (CDT)


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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.

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