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Between Heaven And Earth: Birds In Ancient Egypt Edited By Rozenn Bailleul

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This is the first comprehensive study of birds in ancient Egyptian society, economy, art, and religion. Essays address the role of birds in the religious landscape, their use in hieroglyphic and Coptic scripts, birds as protective symbols, as decorative motifs, and as food. Plus a group of essays on Egyptian Birds and Modern Science.

Pp. 232 210 illustrations Order # 16388

$29.95

Catastrophe The Looting And Destruction Of Iraq’s Past Edited By Geoff Emberling And Katharyn Hanson 2008

This is the catalog for the Oriental Institute Museum Special Exhibit of the same name. With an introduction by Professor McGuire Gibson, this up-to-date account describes the state of the Iraq National Museum in Baghdad and chronicles the damage done to archaeological sites by illicit digging.

$34.50

Sale: $22.95

Picturing The Past: Imaging And Imagining The Ancient Middle East

This catalogue from the special exhibit Picturing the Past presents paintings, architectural reconstructions, facsimiles, models, photographs, and computer-aided reconstructions that show how the architecture, sites, and artifacts of the ancient Middle East have been documented. It examines how these images have shaped our perceptions, obscured our understanding and were presented in different ways to different audiences.

Edited by Jack Green, Emily Teeter, and John A. Larson

Pp. 184 168 illustrations Oriental Institute Museum Publications 34 Order # 15364

$29.95

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Discovering New Pasts: The Oi At 100

In celebration of the OIs centennial year, over sixty different authors and contributors have come together to provide a personalized history of the OIs work past and present. Discover the inner workings of the OI and its museum. Travel across multiple continents to learn about groundbreaking research. Enjoy a unique collection of nearly six hundred images, all in one publication for the first time. Learn the story of the institutes developmentfrom being one mans dream to becoming one of the worlds preeminent authorities on over ten thousand years of human civilization.

Hard Back 428 pages 11.5″ x 10″ 584 images

$133.95

A The Misadventures Of Wenamun

National Museum of Mexican Art, Chicago

The First Egyptian Comic Book!

Drawing on one of the earliest literary travel accounts known to man travel writer Rolf Potts and illustrtor Cedar Van Tassel recreate the comic tale of Wenamun, an ancient Egyptian priest whose overseas voyage in search of Lebanese Timber resulted in a series of fiascos. Order # 199536

$4.99

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The Best Museum Stores For Online Shopping

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Even if your legs are tired from a tour, your eyes need a break from all those paintings and your phones out of storage, you probably just have to see the gift shop before leaving a museum.

While museum gift shops have the usual T-shirts and mugs with logos, they also are a gold mine for one-of-a-kind gifts that you cant find anywhere else.

Right now, you might be missing going to museums as most of them across the country and around the world have closed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. UNESCO estimates that 90% of museums globally have shut their doors.

Since many museums rely on donations and entrance fees, places like the Tenement Museum in New York City have struggled to stay afloat in recent months.

Its especially important to support museums now in whatever way you can whether that includes taking an online tour like the Metropolitan Museum of Art offers, getting an annual membership to somewhere like the Museum of Modern Art, or, of course, spending money with a museums gift store.

If you didnt know, there are a lot of museums that have online gift stores now that you can shop at while staying on your couch and get some good quarantine birthday gift ideas for adults, while youre at it.

Check out these museum gift shops that you can shop online:

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Frango Mints At Macys On State Street

Take a sugary bite out of Chicago history with the famed Frango Mint. The addicting combo of smooth milk chocolate and refreshing mint dates back to 1927, when it was the signature chocolate of Marshall Field & Company. Pick up a box while checking out the department stores original flagship location, now the Macys on State Street.

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Chicago Beers And Spirits

Chicago is a craft beer mecca, with more than 167 breweries in the metro area. Pick up a few brews at Andersonville Brewing in Andersonville, Revolution Brewing in Logan Square, Motor Row Brewing in the South Loop, ERIS Brewery and Cider House in Irving Park, Dryhop Brewers in Lakeview, Half Acre Beer Co. in North Center and thats just for starters. Find out more about Chicagos breweries.

Or pay a visit to any one of Chicagos distilleries, where you can take a tour, meet the distillers, and pick up a few bottles to bring back home. Theres CH Distillery in the West Loop, best known for its vodka small-batch spirits at Chicago Distilling Company in Logan Square organic whiskeys, liqueurs, and spirits made from scratch at KOVAL in Ravenswood and handcrafted fruit brandies and schnapps at Rhine Hall in the West Loop, among many others. Check out more Chicago distilleries.

Highlights Of The Collections Of The Oriental Institute Museum

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This special edition of Highlights of the Collections of the Oriental Institute Museum commemorates the centennial of the Oriental Institute and presents 100 highlights from ancient Mesopotamia, Syro-Anatolia, the Levant, Egypt, Nubia, and Persia in the collections.

Hard Back 152 pages 9.5 x 11″ 140 illustrations

$79.95

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Linde Family Wing Bookstore And Shop

Located in the Druker Family Pavilion, the Linde Family Wing Bookstore and Shop features New Englands premiere collection of thousands of books on art, photography, architecture, design, fashion, film, music, and childrens books, as well as classic MFA gifts, including home décor, jewelry, stationery, prints, Art on Demand, fashion accessories, and toys.

Art Institute Of Chicago

As one of the largest art museums in the country, its no surprise that the Art Institute of Chicago has not one, but two museum stores one at its main entrance on Michigan Avenue, and the other in the Modern Wing on East Monroe Street. Theyre both worth a visit. Shop one-of-a-kind treasures like a silk bow tie featuring the Art Institutes iconic lions, an umbrella adorned with Monets water lilies, and a near endless selection of artful objects that bring a bit of Chicago home with you.

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The Life Of Meresamun: A Temple Singer In Ancient Egypt Edited By Emily Teeter And Janet H Johnson 2009

This companion volume and catalog to the exhibit of the same name traces the life of Meresamun whose mummy, dating to about 800 B.C., is one of the highlights of the Oriental Institute’s Museum. The text introduces the historical and cultural setting of Egypt during her time. Essays and artifacts examine the role of music and of musicians in Egyptian temple cults, their training, and the types of musical instruments that Meresamun would have used. The life of Meresamun outside the temple is explored, with emphasis upon her social and legal status, what other professions were available to her, and what home life was like. The study of the life of this individual is augmented by forensic evidence obtained with the newest generation of CT scanners that sheds light on Meresamun’s life and death.

$37.95

$15.99

Shop Chicago Souvenirs And Gifts

The Museum Shop

Take a bit of our home to yours with a one-of-a-kind Chicago souvenir. For a truly special memento, check out our eclectic boutiques, specialty shops, and museums stores where you can browse Chicago-themed items and locally made gifts.

Here are a few of our favorite places for the perfect Chicago souvenir.

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Highlights Of The Collections

Highlights of the Collections of the Oriental Institute Museum, edited by Jean M. Evans, Jack Green, and Emily Teeter.

This guide to over 100 highlights of the collections of the Oriental Institute Museum at the University of Chicago presents objects from ancient Mesopotamia, Syria-Anatolia, the Levant, Egypt, Persia, Nubia, and objects from the Islamic collection. It features all new photography, provenance information, and a brief description of each object, as well as a history of the collections and a concordance.

152 pp., 140 illustrations soft cover, 6″ x 10″

$14.95

National Museum Of Mexican Art

Located in the heart of Pilsen, home to the citys vibrant Latino community, the museum holds one of the largest collections of Mexican art in the country. Its also home to a wonderfully eclectic gift shop Tienda Tzintzuntzán, which means Place of the Hummingbird. The store is filled with artwork, jewelry, textiles, and toys sourced directly from Oaxaca, Puebla, and other regions of Mexico.

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Egyptian Style Glass Bead Necklace

Glass bead necklace in a common Egyptian style with silver beads. 19″

One of a kind designed and strung by Norma van der Meulen, Suq Docent

$24.00

Enameled lapel pin of an Egyptian Hippopotamus, symbol of fertility and regenerative powers. 7/8″ wide

$4.95

Handmade sterling silver earrings that are folded over and feature open work. 2.25″ including earwire

Our Work: Modern Jobs Ancient Origins

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Our Work: Modern Jobs Ancient Origins is the catalog for a photo-based exhibit that reveals that many modern professions originated in the ancient Middle East. Artifacts from the Oriental Institute Museum were paired with a baker, farmer, manicurist, brewer, poet, boat builder, judge and other professionals to show the antiquity of these jobs. The portraits are accompanied by commentary on the contributions of the ancient Middle East to life today and new insights into how members of the public view their relationship to the past. This volume will be of interest to educators, historians, and those interested in fine-arts photography.

Pp. 128 24 tintype portraits, 46 illustrations Order # 17116

$24.95

Sale: $19.95

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Best Gift Store In Chicago

The Museum of Contemporary Art may not be for everybody! It holds exhibits that are very unique in viewing. Some of the exhibits are age-appropriate, but before entering, the Museum cautions parents of the advisory. The Cafe in the Museum has a great variety of snacks and beverages. A lot of available seating. Now, for the cherry on the cake…. The Gift Shop!! What a store! There is such a variety of gifts books, kids toys, stationary items, jewelry, household items, and fantastic gag gifts. Even if you have no interest in Contemporary Art, taking a visit to the Gift Shop is a MUST if you’re in the Chicago area. There is also a great, and conveniently located kid’s park across the street from the Museum. This is perfect if any of the exhibits being shown are not “kid-friendly”.

International Museum Of Surgical Science

Explore curious and quirky finds that all relate to the human body at the International Museum of Surgical Sciences gift store. It may be tiny, but its big on wow factor. The shop, part of the only surgical museum in the United States, has a fascinating collection, with everything from glass eyes and monkey skulls to fine art and antique anatomy books.

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Museum Of Contemporary Art

The Museum of Contemporary Art is known for their bold, thought-provoking exhibits and that vibe extends to the gift shop. The MCA Store is as carefully curated as the museum itself, a sleek space filled with design books, charming kids toys, avant-garde clothing, home decor, plus gifts and objects related to their major exhibits. If you cant make it to the museum, you can shop the collection online.

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