Education / Research


Cultural Exchange

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ARCE represents American scholarly interests in Egypt by facilitating research and maintaining a permanent base in Cairo for students and scholars studying Egypt from prehistory up through the present.  ARCE supports archaeological excavations, museum study, as well as art historical, cultural, and social scientific research projects.


For almost 20 years, ARCE has worked in conjunction with the United States Agency for International Development and Egypt's Ministry of State for Antiquities to administer grants that promote the conservation and preservation of Egyptian antiquities.  This goal of this initiative, which has supported over 60  projects to date, is to preserve Egypt's heritage for future generations through documentation, conservation, training, and publication.   


ARCE conducts field schools to train Egyptian antiquities inspectors and conservators in modern methods and also sponsors educational and training opportunities in the United States for Egyptian students, scholars, and conservators. 


Publication / Dissemination

ARCE's publications include books, an annual scholarly journal, a bi-annual bulletin, and a conservation newsletter.  A yearly conference, held in a different city each Spring, provides a venue for ARCE member scholars and students to share their research, and an opportunity for all ARCE members to hear about the latest research in Egypt.