Research Supporting Members

Join top universities and museums as a research supporting member.

ARCE is the primary professional organization for American Egyptologists and scholars interested in studying Prehistoric, Pharaonic, Coptic, Arab and Ottoman Egypt. We maintain a wide range of scholarly and educational activities both in the United States and in Egypt. Among our members are the top American universities and museums with interests in Egypt.

Excavation at the site of Tell Edfu done by ARCE RSM, The University of Chicago, Oriental Institute

Through our programs and publications, ARCE is also internationally recognized as a preeminent Egyptological organization. ARCE fulfills its mission through its active support of archaeological excavation, monument conservation, professional training for Egyptian colleagues, fellowship program, public outreach and publication.

We encourage educational and research institutions to submit applications to join ARCE as research supporting members.


Becoming an RSM

Excavation at the Mut Precint in the Karnak Temple Complex conducted by ARCE RSM, Johns Hopkins University

Research supporting members play an active role in the life of ARCE by participating in the governance of the organization and representing major research and expedition interests in Egypt. RSMs provide institutional support to ARCE with a $1,000 annual contribution.

To find out how your institution can become an RSM, please contact Rebekah Atol at

Benefits of institutional membership
  • Representation on the RSM Council to raise issues of importance to consortium members
  • Logistical support in Cairo for research expeditions to Egypt, including processing archaeological permits and visa extensions
  • Letters of introduction to other research organizations and institutes in Egypt
  • Logistical services and access to ARCE facilities, including the library
  • Free translation services for final reports to the Ministry of Antiquities
  • Information on research conditions in Egypt
  • Free subscriptions to ARCE publications including the Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt and our twice-yearly newsletter
  • Invitations to all public ARCE events
  • Recognition in publications and on the ARCE website
  • Invitation to President’s Reception at the ARCE Annual Meeting

Renewing an RSM Membership

To renew your institutional membership, please download and fill out the following form and return to Rebekah Atol at RSM Renewal Form

Current RSMs

American University in Cairo
American Archaeology Abroad 
The Ancient Egyptian Heritage and Archaeology Fund
Ancient Egypt Research Associates
Ashmolean Museum
Brigham Young University
The British Museum
Brooklyn Museum of Art
The Cultural Association for the Study of Egypt and Sudan
DePaul University
Harvard University
Johns Hopkins University
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Michael C. Carlos Museum of Art, Emory University
New York University
Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Pacific Lutheran University
Princeton University
Roanoke College
University of Arkansas
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
University of Wisconsin - La Crosse
Yale University
York University