Illinois

 

Champaign:

Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion

 

Chicago:

Oriental Institute Museum

+ 30.000 James Henry Breasted, who founded the Oriental Institute in 1919, purchased the core of the collection in Egypt between 1894 and 1935. During the same years, a broad range of artifacts was donated by the Egypt Exploration Fund (now Society) and the British School of Archaeology in Egypt. In addition, the Oriental Institute's own excavations from 1926-1932 at Medinet Habu added extensive New Kingdom and later materials to the growing collection.

The Art Institute

  Contains egyptian sculpture, bronzes, vases etc.

The Field Museum

3.490 Edward E. Ayer started to assemble this collection, mostly funerary objects.  The Prehistoric section was formed thanks to donations from Sir William M. Flinders Petrie, H.W. Seton-Karr, and Gertrude Caton Thompson. In 1944, the Egypt collection was further enhanced through the gift of the Gurley collection, which consisted of jewelry, scarabs, canopic jars, ushabtis, and statuettes. Notable within the collection is the funerary boat of Sen-Wosret, one of only six known to be outside of Egypt. This comprehensive Egypt collection also includes Coptic textiles, stone, bronze, and pottery pieces.

Evanston:

Styberg Library Hibbard Collection (Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary / Northwestern University)

1 A mummy of a 5 year old girl from the Roman period with mummy portrait still attached.

Freeport:

Freeport Art Museum and Cultural Center

 

Urbana:

The World Heritage Museum

 

 

 

 

 

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