Monday, August 11, 2008

The Chicago Initiative is complete!

The University of Chicago is reporting the successful completion of The Chicago Initiative fund raising campaign, with gifts and pledges totaling $2,380,373,507.

See the detail on the Oriental Institute, by clicking the OI on this interactive map.

The reinstallation of the Oriental Institute Museum Galleries was part of the Chicago Initiative.

The Virtual Museum offers a tour through the Oriental Institute Museum galleries as they appeared prior to being closed for a major renovation and expansion project in 1996. You can also see the Research Archives as it was before the renovation and restoration of the Elizabeth Morse Genius Reading Room, which was also a project of the Chicago Initiative

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