Current Conservation Projects Find us
The following are current and recent conservation projects conducted under the Egyptian Antiquities Conservation (EAC) Project. The goal of the EAC Project is to safeguard Egypt's cultural heritage and to promote tourism through assisting with the further development of the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities' (SCA) institutional capacity and the conservation of specific historic sites.
Starting in Luxor.....A new conservation and training
Working inside Deir el Shelwit
program known as the Annual Program Statement (APS) is well under way. This program is in response to USAID’s job creation program in the wake of the events of the Arab Spring in January 2011. To respond directly to Egyptian-identified needs in the areas of job creation, poverty alleviations, and economic development, ARCE initiated a plan to create several hundred jobs that target unemployed youth in Luxor, where the economy has been particularly hard hit. Read more >>
The church of Saints Bishai and Bigol, the ‘Red Monastery,’ was the heart of a large monastic community, in a region known as an important center for ascetic life in the 5th century, A.D. It is an astonishingly rare example of the coloristic intensity of late antique monuments in Egypt. In this church, late antique paintings cover about eighty percent of the walls, niches, columns, pilasters, pediments and apses.
Director: Dr. Elizabeth Bolman, Temple University.
November 2005 - Ongoing
The Karnak and Luxor temple complexes on the East Bank of the Nile at Luxor are, without a doubt, iconic symbols of ancient Egypt. Yet, rising ground water has, until recently, been slowly destroying these sites. Read More>>
The Ministry of State for Antiquities has asked ARCE to prepare the Khonsu Temple for easier and safer access to tour groups, and now ARCE is leading four distinct projects in and around the area. Read More>>
Director: John Shearman
February 2012 - ongoing
Director: Mark Lehner, Ancient Egypt Research Associates
January 2005 - Ongoing
Directors: ARCE staff and consultants
April 2007 - July 2012
Director: Naguib Amin, Michael Jones
December 2007 - Ongoing
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS
The International Council of Museums, in an effort to fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods, compiles the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk. This list aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. View the Red List for Egypt.