The American Research Center in Eygpt

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT VISA FEE CHANGES

The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has announced new fees for tourist entry visas to Egypt. As of March 1, 2017 the fee has changed from $25 to $60. In addition, for ARCE Fellows and Expedition members staying longer than 30 days, residence visas will now cost EGP 600. 

Questions about residence visas for ARCE expeditions should be directed to Mary Sadek in ARCE's Cairo office; ARCE Fellows should contact Djodi Deutsch.

ARCE ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

The Board of Governors of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane B. Zimmerman as Executive Director, effective March 1, 2017. 

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ARCE ANNOUNCES THE DEPARTURE OF DR. GERRY SCOTT

It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that last year Dr. Gerry D. Scott announced that he would not seek another term as ARCE Director, and the Board of Governors announces that in March 2017 we will begin a transition of executive leadership. 

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A LETTER TO THE ARCE MEMBERSHIP FROM GERRY SCOTT

Dear ARCE Members,

I have had the privilege of leading the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) as its Director since 2003, but have decided not to continue beyond the term of my current contract at the end of this coming August.

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URGENT: HELP STOP THE ELIMINATION OF THE NEH AND NEA

The Arts and Humanities are a vital part of our cultural identity and enhance the quality of our lives. They connect us to the past, they speak to us in the present, and they are our legacy, our gift to the future. Investing in them is never a waste, and we strongly urge that both the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities continue to receive federal funding.

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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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DYNAMIC 3D LASER SCAN FLY-THROUGH OF THE RED MONASTERY CHURCH

For well over a decade, ARCE has been documenting, conserving, and studying the late fifth-century Red Monastery church, near Sohag in Upper Egypt with funding from USAID. Laser scanning technology provides remarkable opportunities for the production of high-quality, three-dimensional records of monuments. Take a 3D fly-through of the Red Monastery Church >>

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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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AMIRA KHATTAB RETIRING AFTER 50 YEARS OF DEDICATION TO ARCE

May 26, 2016

Beloved by all, Amira Khattab has announced her retirement from her job as ARCE Deputy Director for Research and Government Relations at the end of June, 2016, after a period of half a century of service at ARCE.

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