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.
I'm so impressed with all the good work ARCE does in Egypt and promoting educational lectures locally. Volunteers work hard to bring impressive speakers, often with yet to be published work. The quality of the talks in my area (Southern California) is often astounding and fascinating. I'm so pleased to support ARCE and I really do love learning new things about ancient Egypt every time!
My wife and I have been members of the American Research Center in Egypt for years, and have enjoyed monthly lectures at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana California the entire time. My primary attraction for the ARCE, Orange County Chapter has been the opportunity, on a monthly basis, to absorb/enjoy lectures from world class Egyptologists (often fresh from a dig) for no charge! I recommend ARCE to anyone who has been infected with a need to learn everything possible about ancient Egypt. At the same time, financial contributions from members help with grants that are used for preservation, discovery, and teaching Egyptians about archeological best practices.
After having the privilege of taking a trip to Egypt in 2010 and seeing for ourselves what a great job ARCE has done supporting the ancient Egyptian antiquities, we are proud to recommend ARCE to all others.
ARCE serves an invaluable resource for scholars and the public, supporting important conservation efforts in Egypt and hosting dozens of public lectures and an annual meeting for Egyptologists in America. Fellowships for graduate students have benefited several members of our department, and without ARCE, important research projects would have gone incomplete. Thank you ARCE!
ARCE has been a source of support for our graduate students and junior faculty working in Egypt on archaeological or textual materials, either in the field or in the museums. The ARCE staff knows proper routine and have the proper connections to get papers processed and approved; they know the Egyptian academics who can help our young scholars with their research; and their fellowship and scholarship funding is crucial for most people who are working in Egypt. Their commitment to conservation of Egyptian antiquities, from prehistory through to the modern day, has made a direct impact on many Egyptians living and working near these monuments and has increased the profile of ARCE within the educated Egyptian population.
My relationship with ARCE goes back to my days as a graduate student, when its annual meetings were a wonderful way for me to meet colleagues and have a chance to learn about their work. I became much more involved with this organization during my years in Egypt. In 2004, I assisted ARCE's director with an exhibition, from which I learned a great deal, and then went on to serve as project director for a series of grants focused on documentation and collections management at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Thanks to the unwavering support and vision of ARCE's leadership, this important museum now has a functioning collections management database and Egypt's first registrars' office. I have the highest regard for ARCE and the essential roles it plays -- both in terms of the preservation, documentation, and study of Egypt's monuments, and as the primary organization through which North Americans who study all periods of Egypt's history can come together.
ARCE runs the annual meeting for Egyptologists, and I go ever year. I would be lost without those meetings. ARCE facilitates my work in Egypt when I conduct research, getting my paperwork and security clearances sorted. Their library in Egypt is an incredibly useful resource. They are a center of Egyptology both in Egypt and in the United States. And their journal JARCE is excellent. They are engaged in dozens of projects, conserving, preserving, and documenting the information about Egypt's past. Thank you ARCE.
Organization is very well run. The functions it has in Egypt, especially conservation, are a very important contribution to the region. ARCE has been a major contributor to preservation of the monuments.