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August 2015

Short on ideas for summer reading? Start with this one-on-one interview with Janis Susan May, author and proud founding member of the North Texas ARCE Chapter.

Publishing simultaneously under four pseudonyms, the author shares her deep passion for Egypt and writing and then reveals the genesis of her current project, A Killing at El Kab.

With the support of the Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant (AEF) from the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE), the Conservation Lab at the Oriental Institute is undergoing a project to study and conserve the First Intermediate Period painted wood coffin of Ipi-ha-ishutef, army scribe and commander.

Laura Mora, one of the most influential painting conservators of the twentieth century, passed away in Rome at the age of 93, on May 30, 2015.

July 2015

ARCE staff in Egypt were pleased to welcome the newly arrived USAID-Egypt Mission Chief, Sherry Carlin, to two of ARCE's most high-profile projects recently.

ARCE and USAID, with the support of the Ministry of Antiquities, would like to congratulate the recent graduates from ARCE’s 2014 – 2015 Conservation Field School!

March 2015

The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is pleased to announce that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded a grant to continue ARCE's work in the areas of Luxor, Sohag, and Cairo.

An exciting opportunity to share the new discoveries with the Minister of Antiquities, Governor of Luxor, USAID/Egypt Mission Chief, and Egyptian media.

Testimony submitted to the House and Senate Subcommittees on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs for Fiscal Year 2016. The House version is provided here.

ARCE is delighted to announce that Associate Director, John Shearman, and his TT 110 team in Luxor have discovered a previously unknown private Dynasty 18 tombs of Rebiu and Samut at Sheikh Abd el Qurna, Luxor

Read about the most recent season at Malqata, the ceremonial palace complex of the 18th Dynasty king Amenhotep III on the west bank at Thebes.

February 2015

ARCE partners with the Middle East Studies Center (MESC) at Portland State University (PSU) for a five-week seminar entitled, Egypt in Flux: the Ebb and Flow of History.

The Oriental Institute recently received a grant from the Antiquities Endowment Fund of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) to conserve an important ancient Egyptian coffin in their collection.

November 2014

In May 2014, a film crew of three from The Visionaries traveled to Egypt for the start of a four-day whirlwind schedule to capture the collaboration of Americans and Egyptians working together to preserve Egypt's cultural heritage through the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE).

The long awaited, eagerly anticipated, members only visit to the Arts of Greco-Roman Egypt Gallery and state-of-the-art conservation laboratory at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Malibu did not disappoint.

Dr. Andrew Bednarski, ARCE's archaeological field director in Luxor, presented a lecture to west coast chapters about the ambitious program of work undertaken by ARCE at Qurna, Deir el-Shelwit, and Mut Temple between 2011 and 2014.

Imagine the thrill of receiving an email from Mary Sadek, ARCE Program Coordinator in Cairo, that the next ARCE trip planned was to tour Tanzania!

October 2014

We are delighted to share that the Swiss Embassy in Cairo has made a contribution of 75,000 swiss francs (approximately $83,000) to assist ARCE with repairs to the exterior facade of the Museum of Islamic Art and Manuscript Library of the National Library and Archives of Egypt located in Historic Cairo.

August 2014

The ARCE archive represents a twenty-year partnership between the US and Egyptian governments for cultural heritage preservation in Egypt carried out with funding from USAID. It is the outcome and the record of an extraordinarily successful and sustained endeavor that has contributed more than any other international donor to maintaining some of the world’s most important heritage assets.

Professor George T. Scanlon, who passed away on July 13, 2014 during a brief visit to New York City, would not want us to linger over his demise.

May 2014

Better addressing the needs of ARCE student members has been a primary focus over the past few years.

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