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ARCE sponsors the field work of its member institutions by providing administrative and technical support to affiliated expeditions each season. In order to be affiliated with ARCE, an expedition must be conducted by a Research Supporting Member (RSM) or an Institutional Member. Visit our Membership page to apply for or renew your institutional membership.
New requests for project sponsorship are reviewed by ARCE’s Archaeological and Research Expeditions Committee, a subcommittee of the Board of Governors. The review period can be lengthy and project leaders are encouraged to submit their initial proposals at least 6 months prior to their desired arrival in Egypt. Please send your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org. For complete instructions, see:
Information to Assist Archaeological Expeditions to Apply for ARCE Sponsorship
Renewal requests, please note that ARCE and the SCA have recently made a number of changes to the logistical aspects of the sponsorship & application process. Paperwork required for SCA clearances should be submitted to the ARCE Cairo Office in hard copy at least 4 months prior to your desired arrival in Egypt. For complete instructions, see:
Information to Assist Archaeological Expeditions Yearly Application to the SCA
Although ARCE is not responsible for organizing your security strategies while in Egypt, in times of difficulty, we will endeavor to assist in any way we can in order to ensure your safety. To this end we require all projects represented by ARCE to provide our Cairo office with a Contact Details Form. This form includes information with regard to evacuation procedures the project has arranged with their respective university/institute/museum. Please complete as much of the information as possible and email it to Mme Amira Khattab (email@example.com) with cc to Jane Smythe (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Office of Foreign Archaeological Missions at the SCA is continually reviewing and revising regulations governing the activities of foreign expeditions/missions in Egypt. Regulations published by the Office in 2002 and in January 2003, supplemented by amendments issued in March and June of that year, specify conditions, qualifications, fees and reporting requirements that apply to all foreign expeditions undertaking scientific research in Egypt. These rules, as published, are set forth below. Any future regulations or revisions will be posted on this page.
IMPORTANT: Egyptian Labor Laws are available in English: http://www.egypt.gov.eg/english/laws/labour/default.aspx. Download "Book 2 - Individual Labour Relationships". Then review Part VI, Chapter 3: Employemnt of infants/juveniles for information on hiring Egyptians.
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.