MABROUK to all 105 newly trained Egyptian conservators, archaeologists, and photographers who graduated yesterday from ARCE's 2013 Field Schools in a lively and celebratory ceremony at Luxor's Mummification Museum.
In early December 2013, an invited group of Egyptian and international architects, archaeologists, conservators, art historians, cultural heritage management specialists and antiquities officials, together with donor agency representatives from USAID and the Coptic church met at the site of the Red Monastery in Sohag, Upper Egypt.
An ancient church in the Coptic Monastery of St. Antony at the Red Sea contains a unique cycle of thirteenth century Coptic wall paintings. They constitute the most complete and best preserved iconographic program of Christian paintings to come from medieval Egypt.
On June 28th 2012 ARCE held a graduation ceremony for its Advanced Conservation Field School. This season saw 28 students participate in the program that ran from mid-October to the end of June.
Ambassador Anne Patterson and Senator Barbara Mikulski tour ARCE projects with Director Gerry Scott and ARCE staff May 30-31, 2012.
ARCE Luxor office moves to the west bank of the Nile in support of new cultural heritage management initiatives. New address: Sayed Farag Building, Memnon Status Street, West Bank.
American Ambassador Anne Patterson visits ARCE projects in Luxor. Associate Directors John Shearman and Michael Jones lead the tour and explain our recent work there.
Documenting, Surveying, and Cleaning the Monastery of St Matthew 'the Potter' near Esna
Greeted by cool weather, light traffic, and low crowds, our intrepid group of explorers visited Cairo, Red Sea Coast, Sohag, Abydos, Dendara, Luxor, Aswan, and Abu Simbel. Read our January 2012 e-news for the full story.
Greeted by cool weather, light traffic, and low crowds, our intrepid
group of explorers visited Cairo, Red Sea Coast, Sohag, Abydos, Dendara,
Luxor, Aswan, and Abu Simbel. Read our January 2012 e-news for the full
Located in the southwest corner of the Karnak Temple
Complex, Khonsu Temple is a beautiful example of an almost complete New
Kingdom temple and is well worth exploring.
The conservation project, completed in May 2009, was designed to
ensure the long-term structural stability of the building, to conserve
the authenticity of its historical artifacts and features, and to
reinstate the architectural integrity of the monument by addressing the
problems stemming from decades of neglect.
ARCE has administered the first major campaign of conservation, art
historical study, and publication of the Red Monastery church sanctuary.
Following on the success of archaeological field training for
antiquities inspectors, ARCE developed a special field school for just for MSA
architectural conservators, which ran from 2007-2010. As part of the Luxor East Bank
Groundwater Lowering Response Project, the conservator training program helped to create a cadre of Egyptian conservators who can take the
lead in the area’s conservation activities. In 2011 ARCE introduced an advanced training program for former graduates of the Conservation Field School.
ARCE hosted its 5th class of Summer Arabic Language Students from June - August 2010.