The Antiquities Endowment Fund (AEF)

Walton Chan computer mapping tomb KV5
Photo: Kenneth Garrett

Created with resources from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) as allocated by the U.S. Congress, ARCE’s Antiquities Endowment Fund (AEF) sustains an ongoing grants program to support the conservation, preservation and documentation of Egypt’s cultural heritage and the dissemination of knowledge about that heritage.

The Antiquities Endowment Fund awards one-year and three-year grants for discrete and highly focused professional projects that serve the conservation, preservation and documentation needs of Egyptian antiquities that are more than 100 years old. Projects may involve the actual conservation or protection of sites, buildings or objects; the participation of conservators or other appropriate specialists in antiquities projects; the training of conservators and students; or the production of publications and presentations that disseminate knowledge about Egypt’s cultural heritage.

Read more about our Antiquities Endowment Fund (AEF) projects, here.

Funding Categories

  • Conservation, Excavation, Preservation and Presentation
  • Training Personnel
  • Publication Subsidies

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