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ARCE FELLOWSHIP ALUMNI - WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Forty-five Fellows and Research Associates have been hosted and supported by ARCE during the past five years. These American pre- and postdoctoral scholars and professionals are affiliated with universities, museums and research institutions worldwide. Despite differences in disciplines and historical points of reference, ARCE Fellows share something in common: they are living in today’s Egypt - the modern Middle East. They return to their institutions and communities richer academically and capable of addressing public opinion about a country and region in transition. Follow some of ARCE’s more recent alumni here >>​

MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART PREVIEW

On Wednesday June 15, 2016 ARCE staff along with officials from the American Embassy in Cairo and USAID were treated to a preview of the Museum of Islamic Art by its Director Dr. Ahmed El-Shoky. 
ARCE, with funding from the US Embassy and USAID were among the first to mobilize in support for the museum after the bomb blast in January 2014. We have been working with the Ministry of Antiquities to restore the facade of the building that the museum is housed in and hope to see the inauguration of the Museum of Islamic Art very soon. Check out the video on ARCE's Facebook page >>

OPENING OF THEBAN TOMB 110 IN LUXOR

On Friday May 13, 2016, the Minister of Antiquities, Dr. Khalid El Enany and the U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, R. Stephen Beecroft, in the presence of Sherry Carlin, USAID Egypt Mission Director and the Governor of Luxor Mr. Mohammed Badr,  inaugurated the recently conserved Theban Tomb 110 (TT110) located in Sheik Abdel Qurna in Luxor. The conservation of TT110 project was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), in close cooperation with the Ministry of Antiquities.

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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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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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