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

Case Western Reserve University

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 

National Geographic Society

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