At the Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures we inspire curiosity, discovery and learning about Ancient Middle Eastern civilizations through outstanding research, collections, exhibitions, and education. Experience ISAC the best way possible—as a member! You will receive invitations to exclusive programming, special pricing on adult education classes, discounts in the Suq museum shop, and access to ISAC's quarterly online members' magazine, News and Notes. Your membership dues support the learning and enrichment programs that make our Institute an important – and free – international resource. Find the level that’s right for you or gift a membership to a friend!

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Friends of the Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures

Our general membership group, Friends, keeps the Museum’s collection free every day for everyone. Members enjoy free and discounted programing for individuals and families, special rates on ISAC adult education classes, and a yearly subscription to our quarterly magazine, all starting at just $40!

Associates of the Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures

Enjoy all the benefits of Annual Family membership, as well as invitations to gallery talks and tours with Institute faculty and research associates. As a supporter at the Associates level, you receive privileges to over 650 museums in North America through our reciprocal museum programs.

James Henry Breasted Society

The James Henry Breasted Society is a special category of membership that attracts lifelong learners and explorers. As a Breasted Society member, you receive invitations to exclusive salons and dinners, as well as ISAC travel opportunities. Your annual Breasted Society dues provide a renewable source of unrestricted funds for the most pressing research projects of the Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures.

Educator Pass

Join our professional educators community, a membership level designed to enhance learning and instill a sense of exploration. This level is intended for classroom instructors at the K-12 grade levels.

Young Professional

The YP is intended for anyone between the ages of 21-45 with a desire to learn more about the ancient Middle East while participating in exclusive educational, social, and volunteer activities with some of the world’s foremost academics. YP members are a passionate group, dedicated to supporting the ISAC's contemporary scholarship and research.