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ARCE OPENS EXCITING NEW DOOR: GROWING OUR NATIONAL PRESENCE IN 2017

ARCE's Board of Governors has announced the U.S. office will move to the Washington, D.C area in 2017. Motivated by a desire to expand ARCE's leadership role in the American study of Egyptian culture and history, the new location and office space reflect ARCE's vision that engaging major philanthropy to support our mission is critical, even as we maintain and strengthen the partnership role to the US government within Egypt that Dr. Gerry Scott and our previous Directors established. Our mission has never been more important. 

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MAY TRAD, 1930-2016

May Trad, an Egyptological institution in herself, will always be remembered fondly by generations of scholars for her vast knowledge of the Egyptian Museum and countless topics on Egyptology. For years she was an invaluable aid to accessing the treasures held in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. “She knew all of the various registration systems by heart, it seemed, and was always generous in sharing her time,” remembers ARCE Director, Gerry Scott. “One of her great loves was discussing Egyptology with scholars and sharing in the excitement of their research.”

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COLORFUL REMAINS PRESERVED BY ARCE CONSERVATION FIELD SCHOOL

ARCE’s current job creation and site improvement project, supported by USAID and in cooperation with the Ministry of Antiquities, involves two New Kingdom tombs at Dra Abu el-Naga. The tombs of Niay and Raya sit side by side on the barren hillside and have been the focus of ARCE's Conservation Field School this past year.

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ART OF EMPIRE WINS WISEMAN BOOK AWARD

The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) has announced that it will present the James R. Wiseman Book Award to Art of Empire: The Roman Frescoes and Imperial Cult Chamber in Luxor Temple. The award will be presented at the AIA Annual Meeting in Toronto in January 2017. The book was edited by ARCE's Michael Jones and art historian Susanna McFadden and was published by ARCE and Yale University Press in 2015. 

ARCE's LATEST PUBLICATION 

The Red Monastery church is the most important extant early Christian monument in Egypt’s Nile Valley, and one of the most significant of its period in the Mediterranean region. A decade-long ARCE/USAID conservation project has revealed some of the best surviving and most remarkable early Byzantine paintings known to date. The church was painted four times during the 5th and 6th centuries, and significant portions of each iconographic program are preserved. Extensive painted ornament also covers the church’s elaborate architectural sculpture, echoing the aesthetics found at San Vitale in Ravenna and the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
Available from Yale University Press. 
 

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SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS: SCIENCE OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGIES CONFERENCE

Dec 8, 2016

Conference to be held in Cairo, 4-6 November, 2017

The conference invites the submission of abstracts for papers and posters in English from international researchers who employ various archaeological sciences in their research on ancient Egyptian materials, their adoption, developments and technologies. 

PENN MUSEUM SYMPOSIUM: OCTOBER 6-8 2016

Aug 10, 2016

ENGAGING CONSERVATION: COLLABORATION ACROSS DISCIPLINES 
Penn Museum Symposium 6-8 October 2016

The schedule includes two and a half days of talks, as well as a reception and keynote address on the first evening. Lunch and reception are included in the registration price. For details on the conference, including a full list of the papers, please visit http://penn.museum/loveconservation/.

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