College of Communication and Fine Arts Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology
Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology


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 OPEN


corcoran awardDr. Lorelei Corcoran, Director of the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, is the recipient of the 2012 Dean's Outstanding Research Award for the College of Communication and Fine Arts. She was also named one of the 100 most influential women in 100 year history of the University of Memphis by the Center for Research on Women, the African and African American Studies Program, and the Department of History.

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Eye of HorusCHECK OUT the new bibliographic resource for Egyptology!

Compiled under the direction of Dr. Nigel Strudwick and supported by the IEAA and the University of Memphis, find links directly to free PDF files of books and articles about ancient Egypt available online.

 For more information and to access the list, click here.


acre2013The University of Memphis had a good showing at the annual Egyptology meetings in April. The annual conference of the American Research Center in Egypt was attended by about 30 faculty and students - past and present - of UM programs in ancient Egyptian art and history. This represented the largest single contingent of students from one school at the meeting.

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Ramesses statueRamesses II is here! The statue of pharaoh Ramesses II which stood in front of The Pyramid in downtown Memphis has moved to the University of Memphis campus. Read the article.

Events and Programs about Ancient Egypt for Fall 2014

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


jasnowNinth Annual William J. Murnane Memorial Lecture

Join us in October 10, 2014, for a special lecture by Dr. Richard Jasnow!


In October, 2014, Dr. Richard Jasnow, Professor of Egyptology  in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at John Hopkins will discuss his current research on Demotic Graffiti in Western Thebes.

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boozerAn event sponsored by the Egyptology Graduate Student Association

"The Archaeology of Imperial Borderlands: A View from Roman Egypt and Sudan."

by Dr. Anna Boozer

Join us on the evening of October 24, 2014, when Dr. Anna Boozer, Assistant Professor of Roman Mediterranean Archaeology at Baruch College, City University of New York will presenting her current work on the excavation of the Roman city of Amheida in Egypt's Dakhieh Oasis. 

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cat mummyFeatured Creatures

Animals in Ancient Egyptian Art Display

Now open at the University of Memphis Art Museum

Come visit a collection of animals in ancient Egyptian art at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis open Now till November 26th, 2014.





Ancient Egypt Family Day

Brought to you by the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology

What do you get when you combine new experiences, engaging activities, and real objects from ancient Egypt?  A day of fun that just might also broaden your mind while your hands color, shape, and create projects inspired by the culture of ancient Egypt.

Join us at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis in Spring 2015.

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Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology

315 Art and Communication Bldg.
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152-3140

Phone: (901) 678-2555
FAX: (901) 678-2735

Egyptian Exhibit is currently OPEN.



Egyptian Exhibit:

Art Museum
142 Communication & Fine Arts Bldg.
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152




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