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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, International, International Studies

Mission: The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is dedicated to an understanding of all aspects of Egyptian history and culture up to the present. To these ends, ARCE promotes scholarly research and the dissemination of its results; encourages cultural and academic ties among its members and their Egyptian counterparts; and fosters broader knowledge and appreciation of Egypt and its culture among the general public.

Results: - Over 50 completed conservation projects at ancient, Coptic, and Islamic sites. - Dozens of expeditions are assisted annually. - Hundreds trained through our museum registrar, conservation, field archaeology field schools. - Support of 13 local ARCE chapters that provide lectures about Egyptian culture and art.

Programs: Conservation and Training - ARCE carries out conservation projects at sites representing a variety of cultural periods including Pharaonic, Islamic, and Coptic.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Peter L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

ARCE does a tremendous job in protecting monuments, training young scholars, both American and Egyptian and in promoting goodwill between the US and the international community. I don't think any other NGO in Egypt works as hard or does as much as ARCE. The organization has a long and proud tradition of working in Egypt and has led the way in promoting professional training, conservation and public awareness of Egypt's unique cultural heritage from prehistory to the present day. Everyone can be prod of the exemplary work they have done and should support its continued growth and success well into the future.

Client Served

Rating: 5

ARCE does an amazing job cultivating a cultural and academic community under some very difficult circumstances. The facility is welcoming and central. As a researcher in Egypt, all of my interactions with with the ARCE staff, especially Djodi Deutsch, have been extremely congenial and professional.

Client Served

Rating: 4

Worked for several seasons at the edifice of Amenhotep II at Karnak in the early 1990's, a gig that would not have happened without ARCE support. Still enjoy reading both the JARCE and especially the Bulletin. The annual meetings are a must for anyone interested in Egypt, ancient or modern.