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Thank you to all who joined us on Tuesday, October 15, 2019

DISCOVERY, COLLECTION, MEMORY: THE ORIENTAL INSTITUTE AT 100
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
4:30 p.m. CT


The Joseph Regenstein Library
1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637

The Library Society and the Oriental Institute invite you to an exclusive event commemorating a century of rediscovering the ancient Middle East. Over the past one-hundred years, OI scholars have worked rigorously to uncover cultural heritage, decipher ancient languages, and to reconstruct the histories of long-lost civilizations. Susanne Paulus, Associate Professor of Assyriology and Tablet Collection Curator, discusses the challenges of encountering the past in her lecture, Fake? Discovering Ancient and Modern Forgeries in Cuneiform Manuscript.

Join us before the lecture for a reception celebrating both the special exhibition Discovery, Collection, Memory: The Oriental Institute at 100 and a contemporary art installation by Ann Hamilton, entitled aeon, in the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library.

4:30 p.m.

- Reception in Regenstein Library Room 122
- Discovery, Collection, Memory: The Oriental Institute at 100 Self-Guided Exhibition Viewing in Special Collection Research Center Gallery
- aeon Guided Installation Viewing in the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library*

*Viewings of the installation will run every 15 minutes. Interested guests should convene outside the front of the Joe and Rika Mansueto Library at 4:30 p.m., 4:45 p.m., 5:00 p.m., or 5:15 p.m.


5:45 p.m.

-Special Remarks and Program

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Complimentary valet parking will be available outside the front entrance of Regenstein Library from 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.