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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

42 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.

Stephanie114

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The American Research Center in Egypt, Inc. (ARCE) is a charitable organization devoted to the study and preservation of Egyptian history and culture. Its members include many of the most well known and respected Egyptologists in the world as well as people like me who are interested in Egypt, especially ancient Egyptian history. Through its work ARCE helps to preserve the monuments of Pharonic and Islamic Egypt such as the beautiful Temple of Karnak in Luxor. It also supports the education of Egyptian archaeologists and conservationists so that they can work toward the preservation of these amazing monuments.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is the most important organization in Egyptological studies today and its contribution to both modern academic research and the physical preservation and restoration of important ancient Egyptian objects and sites is absolutely essential. It has helped fund, educate, and train students in the field of Egyptology in Egypt and throughout the world. I am proud to be a member of ARCE.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I initially encountered ARCE in spring 2004 as a student studying abroad at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. My experience in Cairo was greatly enriched by the lecture series, and after my return to the US, I continued to attend the ARCE annual meetings. Thanks to both of these events, I have had the opportunity to meet several eminent scholars and fellow students in my field.

Even more importantly, ARCE has played a fundamental role in the preservation of Egyptian cultural heritage - Not only through expeditions that contribute to our understanding of important archaeological sites, but also the field schools that train antiquities inspectors in site management and conservation. The Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt (JARCE) is also a valuable reference for both scholars and students alike.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ARCE is the only organization of its kind. It's many facets include archaeology, cultural preservation, a reliable East to West bridge of exchange, endowments and research. In little more than half a century ARCE has developed a rich relationship not only with the public, but with its family of volunteers and staff. It's easy to feel important and unique when I give my time to ARCE because each and every person takes pride in what they are able to do. It's the best club I've ever been in!!!!

Donor

Rating: 5

My first experience with ARCE was attending a conference and giving a short paper as a graduate student. The work ARCE does in Egypt to restore old monuments and to help budding scholars and archaeologists from all over the world is truly impressive. In addition many local Egyptians are trained in various avenues of work to preserve and care for Egypt's amazing Pharaonic, Coptic and Islamic heritage, thus providing employment opportunities in a country where jobs are few and far between. In 2011 an ARCE trip gave some of us the opportunity to see and experience a number of the ARCE restored sites and buildings. I can not say enough good about the beneficial constructive and educational work ARCE does.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

ARCE is one of the most important organizations involved with the preservation of Egypt's ancient heritage. They have proven time and time again that it is important to conserve what is left of Egypt's past so that modern Egyptians can remember where they have come from. ARCE works closely with local Egyptians, particularly in Luxor, to train up the next generation of Egyptologists and Conservators. This commitment to training the Egyptian population is key- providing Egyptians with the chance to study and work with their own cultural heritage.

I have been involved with ARCE chapters both in Cairo and in Orange County (California). In addition to monthly talks and conferences, ARCE provides members with chances to donate to ongoing conservation efforts- for monuments of ancient Egypt and the Islamic Era. Additionally, their regular publication of "The Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt (JARCE)" is a collection of scholarly papers that give advanced teaching of the ancient Egyptian culture. I have time and time again used this journal for my own research and papers for school. It is a valuable resource.

Dr-Hesham H.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Year 2002, It was turning point of my life, I was a trainee of ARCE's archaeological field school at al-Fayum, after i finish my filed school training course, i was able to join the excavation in Sinai, ARCE help make me know the real meaning of archaeology

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.

Wendy O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A wonderful and well respected organization dedicated to helping save ancient Egypt's treasures for future generations through preservation and education. The American Research Center in Egypt has chapters all over the United States that help fund important archeological sites and assist with their preservation and documentation efforts.

Donor

Rating: 4

I learned about ARCe on my first trip to Egypt in 1998, when a couple on our Archaeological Tours trip insisted that we go to the headquarters. I'm so glad they did! I joined right away, and have enjoyed going to the annual conference and to lectures in New York City. ARCE is responsible for so much of the restoration and preservation of sites in Egypt. They fund independent scholars and projects in Egypt, and have chapters around the USA where there are lectures and visiting scholars.