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- From 10am–12:00pm: Visit the Oriental Institute Museum and learn how to use everyday objects as tools for archaeological inquiry to help students develop important 21st-century skills.
- From 12:00–1:00pm: Visit the Smart Museum of Art and explore their new special exhibits Carved, Cast, Crumpled: Sculpture All Ways and Galleryx with a docent.
All attendees will have a chance to win a gift certificate that covers your registration to one of the Teacher Workshops at the Oriental Institute this school year.
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Oriental Institute - Educator 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.