ARCE Director for Egypt
ARCE is looking for a Director for Egypt who will represent the expertise of the organization in preserving the cultural heritage of and advancing research into one of the world’s oldest civilizations. The Director for Egypt will manage ARCE’s Cairo office and provide expert oversight for a network of projects being carried out throughout Egypt.
DR. PIERRE TALLET LECTURE ONLINE
Dr. Pierre Tallet, of the Université Paris-Sorbonne (Paris IV), was invited by ARCE to speak at the Nelson-Atkins Museum on Sunday April 23rd, as part of the last day of ARCE's Annual Meeting. He presented on his team's work at Wadi el-Jarf on the Red Sea coast, where they have found a harbour and jetty, as well as administrative documents, dating to the reign of Khufu.
Red Monastery Featured on ARCHNET.orgThe photographs in this exhibition were taken by renowned photographer Arnaldo Vescovo during an ARCE/USAID restoration that took more than a decade.
ORIGINS 6 - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PREDYNASTIC AND EARLY DYNASTIC EGYPTPreliminary Program for the up-coming Origins.6 conference in Vienna (September 2017). Early bird registration with reduced conference fees is open until end of April 2017!
Upcoming EventsSunday, August 20, 2017 at 3:00PM
Dr. Carol Redmount, University of California, Berkeley
Room 20 Barrows HallSaturday, September 9, 2017 at 1:30PM
Lecture subject: Ancient Egyptian Government
Sponsored by Pam McRoberts and Eva Kirsch.
The Bowers Museum, Norma Kershaw Auditorium.Chapter: Orange County, CaliforniaSunday, September 10, 2017 at 3:00PMDr. Jessica Tompkins, Brown UniversityRoom 20, Barrows HallChapter: Northern CaliforniaLECTURE: Memories of the Kings of Kush: New Excavations around the Royal Cemetery at El Kurru, Northern SudanSaturday, October 7, 2017 at 5:00PM
Geoff Emberling, Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, University of Michigan
Chapter: Illinois (Chicago)Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 1:30PM
Lecture title to be announced.
Sponsored by Clinton and Carol Owen.The Bowers Museum, Norma Kershaw Auditorium.Chapter: Orange County, California
ARCE ANNOUNCES NEW COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH MANAGER
FAREWELLS IN CAIRO
Dr. Gerry Scott and Kathleen Scott said their goodbyes to the Cairo staff on Sunday, June 18, 2017. Dr. Scott thanked the staff for their kindness and dedication during his time as Director. The Scotts will depart Egypt on June 19. Their tenure with ARCE began in September 2003 and will end on June 30.
Dr. Scott also formally thanked Jane Smythe for her service as ARCE's Assistant Director in Cairo. Ms. Smythe has worked for ARCE the past eight years and, in addition to her other duties, oversaw the Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant program. She will be leaving ARCE at the end of June but plans to remain in Cairo.
ARCE ANNOUNCED NEW COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING DIRECTOR
SECURITY MESSAGE FOR U.S. CITIZENS
Egypt has undergone a great deal of instability, and since 2011 security has been particularly challenging. ARCE now has two representatives (Jane Smythe & Mary Sadek) working directly with the US Embassy as part of their Consular Warden system. Currently the advice is to stay away from crowded public areas and especially any protests. It is also advised to avoid police/army facilities as well as churches and mosques during events/prayer times. This is because of the recent targeting of these centers. All US citizens are requested to register online with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) before arriving in Egypt at: https://step.state.gov/step/
ARCE ANNOUNCES NEW DEVELOPMENT & MEMBERSHIP MANAGER
CAORC ANNOUNCES NEW PRESERVATION PROGRAM/CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
ARCE's 68th ANNUAL MEETING DRAWS MANY TO KANSAS CITY
ARCE’s 68th Annual Meeting in Kansas City April 21-23 was of a high standard that has become routine in recent years, with more than 330 attendees, 119 papers – three of which were delivered by guests from Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities – and nine graduate student posters. ARCE Chapters were especially well represented at the meeting.
WILLIAM KELLY SIMPSON
The members of the American Research Center in Egypt are sad to mark the passing of leading American Egyptologist William Kelly Simpson. Professor of Egyptology at Yale University, curator of Egyptian art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and benefactor to ARCE, Professor Simpson's contributions to Egyptology were many and significant. The Marilyn M. and William Kelly Simpson Library in ARCE Cairo's headquarters, was named in recognition of his generosity to our organization. ARCE Director Gerry Scott, a student of Professor Simpson, noted "Kelly was one of the field's great all around Egyptologists who was knowledgeable in most areas of our field and led a life filled with academic accomplishment. His many students serve as a lasting legacy."
ARCE ANNOUNCES NEW BUSINESS & FINANCE DIRECTOR
From Jane Zimmerman, Executive Director: I am pleased to announce that Karim Seikaly will be joining ARCE as its Business & Finance Director, effective April 3, 2017. He will be assuming the responsibilities of ARCE Chief Financial Officer Kathann El-Amin, who will be retiring effective April 30, after more than 10 years of outstanding and dedicated service to ARCE. To read the full announcement >>
DISCOVERY IN HELIOPOLIS
ARCE would like to congratulate Drs. Aymen Ashmawy & Dietrich Raue on the magnificent find of an upper torso and head of what appears to be Psamtek I, a little known pharaoh from the 26th dynasty who ruled Egypt between 664 and 610 B.C., at the site of Heliopolis. In 2015 ARCE assisted this Egyptian-German project with an AEF Emergency Grant by funding a salvage season. More photos >>
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT VISA FEE CHANGES
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry has announced new fees for tourist entry visas to Egypt. As of March 1, 2017 the fee has changed from $25 to $60. In addition, for ARCE Fellows and Expedition members staying longer than 30 days, residence visas will now cost EGP 600.
ARCE ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Board of Governors of the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jane B. Zimmerman as Executive Director, effective March 1, 2017.
A LETTER TO THE ARCE MEMBERSHIP FROM GERRY SCOTT
Dear ARCE Members,
I have had the privilege of leading the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) as its Director since 2003, but have decided not to continue beyond the term of my current contract at the end of this coming August.
URGENT: HELP STOP THE ELIMINATION OF THE NEH AND NEA
The Arts and Humanities are a vital part of our cultural identity and enhance the quality of our lives. They connect us to the past, they speak to us in the present, and they are our legacy, our gift to the future. Investing in them is never a waste, and we strongly urge that both the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities continue to receive federal funding.
ARCE OPENS EXCITING NEW DOOR: GROWING OUR NATIONAL PRESENCE IN 2017
ARCE's Board of Governors has announced the U.S. office will move to the Washington, D.C area in 2017. Motivated by a desire to expand ARCE's leadership role in the American study of Egyptian culture and history, the new location and office space reflect ARCE's vision that engaging major philanthropy to support our mission is critical, even as we maintain and strengthen the partnership role to the US government within Egypt that Dr. Gerry Scott and our previous Directors established. Our mission has never been more important.
DYNAMIC 3D LASER SCAN FLY-THROUGH OF THE RED MONASTERY CHURCH
For well over a decade, ARCE has been documenting, conserving, and studying the late fifth-century Red Monastery church, near Sohag in Upper Egypt with funding from USAID. Laser scanning technology provides remarkable opportunities for the production of high-quality, three-dimensional records of monuments. Take a 3D fly-through of the Red Monastery Church >>
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MUSEUMS
The International Council of Museums, in an effort to fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods, compiles the Emergency Red List of Egyptian Cultural Objects at Risk. This list aims to help art and heritage professionals and law enforcement officials identify Egyptian objects that are protected by national and international legislations. View the Red List for Egypt.