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IEAA News and Information

The Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology is a Tennessee Center of Excellence. It is a component of the Department of Art at The University of Memphis, in Memphis, Tennessee (USA). The IEAA is dedicated to the study of the art, history and culture of ancient Egypt through teaching, research, exhibition, and community education.


The Egyptian Gallery is temporarily closed.

The gallery will be closed until until further notice for improvements. Check back with us for updated information.

The IEAA is pleased to inaugurate a new series of annual lectures featuring the work of emerging scholars who began their Egyptological studies here at the University of Memphis. The "Alumni Lectures" will celebrate the accomplishments of our graduates by bringing them back to the bluff city and allowing them to share their cutting edge work with the Memphis community. Please join us in September for our first annual Alumni Lecture!


Yegegi shrine by IEAA on Sketchfab

Virtual Exhibition of Egyptian Artifacts in 3D!

Dr. Joshua Roberson, assistant professor of Art History, is working on a project to develop new skills and techniques for creating three dimensional (3D) images for research and teaching. He is compiling a pilot sample using artifacts in the IEAA collection. The images can be manipulated by the viewer to see all sides of an object. Click the arrow to the left now!

To see six more 3D images of IEAA antiquities, visit Dr. Roberson's page on Sketchfab.


MFA Pair StatueArt History Student Wins University of Memphis Award!

Alexandria Salisbury, M.A. student in Art History, was awarded first place at the University of Memphis Annual Student Research Forum (Graduate Liberal and Fine Arts division). Her presentation was based on her thesis entitled, "Behind Every Man Is a Strong Woman: Representations of Sexuality in Old Kingdom Non-Royal Dyads."
Congratulations Ali!


Offering figureDepartment of Art has new undergraduate Art History concentration in Egyptian Art.

The new concentration gives undergraduate students the opportunity to study various aspects of ancient Egyptian culture, focusing primarily on its art, language and literature. The University of Memphis is one of only a handful of U.S. universities with undergraduate degree programs in Egyptology.

 For information about the undergraduate concentration in Egyptian art, click here.


Events and Programs for SPRING 2018

For more information about these events visit the IEAA Events page, or select highlighted text in one of the events below.

      • Egyptology Graduate Student Association Presents
        Dr. Leslie A. Warden, Assistant Professor at Roanoke College will present - Egyptian Beer: Drinking for the Masses. 
        Join us the evening of Tuesday, March 27, 2018, on the University of Memphis main campus. Funded by the Student Event Allocation Committee. 
      • Fifteenth Annual "Legacy of Egypt" Lecture
        Dr. Denise Doxey, Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian and Near Eastern Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston will present - All the King's Horses: Cemetery 200 at el-Kurru, Sudan.
        Join us the evening of Thursday, March 15, 2018 on the University of Memphis main campus. A free public reception will precede the lecture.

      • Ancient Egypt Family Day - Canceled due to Egyptian Gallery closure
        We're sorry we missed you this year!


Visit our Events page for more information on these events.