A Message from the Director

As 2015 comes to a close, the Albright wishes you a happy upcoming new year! For 115 years, the Institute has provided students and scholars with an unparalleled international program that spans the broad spectrum of Ancient Near Eastern Studies. Now in the second century of its mission, the Institute seeks to modernize its research and residence facilities in service of its growing fellowship program and cutting-edge research.

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Thanks to your generosity, this year we have succeeded in implementing several projects that will benefit the Albright and its mission for years to come. JSTOR is now available for residents, supplementing our existing library collection with more than 3200 electronic journal titles. We began work on our new outdoor archaeological laboratory, and renovated our on-campus family apartment. We are looking forward to another great year, and have high hopes of accomplishing even more with your help!

The gift you make today will support several of 2016’s initiatives. The library is implementing a new state-of-the-art online catalog and discovery system in March, which promises to make the the Albright among the most advanced research libraries in the region. Several major facilities upgrades are in the works including a new energy-efficient heating system for the entire facility, a much-needed new roof for the library and resident building, and imperative additions to the Institute security.

Whether you’re a former fellow, future fellow, or enthusiast for research and education, the knowledge generated by the Albright Institute’s Fellowship Program benefits all.

With best wishes for all Albright Alumni and Supporters in the new year,

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Matthew J. Adams
Director, W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research

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