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American Research Center in Egypt Inc

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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

5 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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an ARCE member for 19 years, I have found kindred spirts who love Egypt and its rich history as much as I do. ARCE's work in preserving Egyptian monuments, training Egyptian inspectors, and supporting USA archaeological teams in the field is second to none. The Cairo staff is incredible. I'm exceedingly proud to be a part of an organization which is making a difference every single day.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been attending ARCE Chapter Meetings regularly for the past 6 years and have been on the Board of the Arizona Chapter for 2 years and now additionally on the Board for the Orange County starting this year. I have gotten the chance by attending these local talks on Egyptology to expand my knowledge of really interesting topics in Egypt studies - presented by the researchers involved in the work. The topics covered vary from the History of the wives of Rameses II, the re-use of coffin material from earlier dynastic burials by the priestly class in the 22nd Dynasty, to the discovery of KV5, KV63 and other new making items. There is no end to what topics ARCE can introduce your to, remind you of, make you want to dig deeper and learn more about. All Talks are great for the truely new student of Egyptian history as well as the experienced scholar. I try never to miss any talks - they are great

Alvin4

Volunteer

Rating: 5

ARCE provides educational opportunities for students in the United States and Egypt, preserves Egypt's historical monuments which are world heritage sites and trains Egyptians to care and preserve this cultural heritage, ancient, Christian and Muslim for the world. ARCE is bridge between Americans and Egyptians, where our presence and good will is felt in localities throughout Egypt In the San Francisco area the local chapter provides outreach to students and teachers, fostering a better understanding of Egyptian culture both ancient and modern.

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!!!!

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.