Join Us

Since its founding, the Collection has benefited from the generosity of many individuals and institutions. As we embark on our second century, we invite you to join the Friends of the Yale Babylonian Collection. Your tax-deductible gifts and support will enable the Collection to continue its educational, stewardship, and research mission.

Click here to download the membership form.

Our most pressing need is to maintain our research library, one of the most complete of its kind anywhere in the world. The costs of books and periodicals continue to rise sharply. The University Library now commits most of its acquisitions budget to electronic resources and has substantially reduced its purchasing in the area of the ancient Near East. This puts added pressure on us to keep even our core subjects current.

Please note that the Collection will not purchase, accept as a gift, or authenticate any Mesopotamian artifact that the Curator has reason to believe was acquired by its present owner in violation of the 1970 UNESCO Convention.

Friends of the Yale Babylonian Collection receive announcements of lectures, symposia, and other events, as well as an annual newsletter and invitations to the Founder’s Day celebration, held in early November.

For further information, including a Wish List of immediate and long-term needs, contact the Curator, benjamin.foster@yale.edu.