The Museum fosters a love of the humanities, the arts, and archaeology by interpreting the ancient, classical and medieval worlds for adults, children, and students of all ages.
The Museum's resources augment school curricula and offer students experiences outside the classroom. Our educational programs can be tailored to suit University classes, elementary and high school classes, art appreciation groups, and others with an interest in art and archaeology.
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A tour of the Museum is an excellent way to introduce a group to the wonders of the ancient world, from the Near East to Egypt, from Greece to Rome, from the Late Antique period to the Middle Ages. Tours are geared to the age/type of the group. A tour can be broad and general, focus on a single ancient culture, or follow a common thread between cultures: art and archaeology, mythology and religion, politics and government, or society and daily life.
If you are interested in booking a tour with the Museum of Antiquities, please contact us in advance by phone or email to discuss the details; we recommend that groups not exceed 30 people.
Tour times are booked in consideration of the availability of our staff and volunteers. Any changes or cancellations must be made at least a day in advance of the tour. The Museum is wheelchair accessible. Please inform us of any special needs your group may require and we will do our best to accommodate.
Museum Guides to the Collection
The Collection Guide & Coin Guide are free for use in the Museum; guides for temporary exhibits may also be available. Ask at the office if you wish to purchase a copy.
Our Activity Pack contains questions, puzzles, riddles and other fun ways to engage grade-school children with the Museum's collection. Please contact the Museum for further information. Check out our crossword puzzle here!
PowerPoint presentations which complement our tours are available for classroom use (we do not have the facilities to show these presentations in the Museum.) Upon request, we'll mail your selections ($5/presentation) to you on a CD-ROM. The three presentations currently available are suitable for children in grades 4-9. They include teacher's notes.
The Mythologies of Ancient Egypt, Greece & Rome
offers an exploration of the different gods, goddesses, myths, ceremonies, rites, and festivals of ancient religious life.
Art, Artists & Architecture in the Ancient World
investigates Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Early Christian art from several angles. It discusses art forms, styles and periods of art, and the artists that created the works.
Government in the Ancient World
is geared towards older students and explains the political systems of Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Medieval world. It discusses the major forms of government, uses ancient/medieval examples to illustrate, and compares them to their modern forms.
Over 1,000 books make up the Museum Library, which covers subjects relating to archaeology, ancient languages, and Classical, Medieval & Renaissance studies. The library features the Loeb Collection of Greek and Latin authors in translation. The Museum also has an Exhibit Reference File for every piece in the collection.
The Library is available to university students and the general public. Books are for in-Museum use only, but may be photocopied. Library time can be arranged whenever the Museum is open.