Support the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology by Donating to the IEAA or by
Contributing to One of Our Projects
The Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, a Tennessee Center of Excellence, is funded in part by the University of Memphis
and in part directly from the State of Tennessee/TBR. In this time of dramatic funding
cuts for public education, the IEAA needs your help to continue its tradition of excellence
in community education, teaching, research, and exhibition.
You can help the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology achieve its goals. Your tax-deductible
contribution of money, goods, services or appropriately acquired antiquities to the
IEAA will support many projects in both the U.S. and Egypt.
The IEAA conducts research and sponsors archaeological projects in Egypt:
- Epigraphic survey of the Great Hypostyle Hall of Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt
- In 2003 the IEAA began a new partnership with the Italian Archaeological Mission to
excavate and conserve the 25th Dynasty tomb of Harwa in the Asasif on the West Bank of Luxor, Egypt.
The IEAA maintains a collection of over 1,400 ancient Egyptian antiquities which includes mummies, religious and funerary items, jewelry, and objects of everyday
life. Approximately 200 of these objects, ranging in date from 3500 B.C.E. to 700
C.E., are currently on display in the Ancient Egyptian Gallery of the Art Museum of the University of Memphis. Most of these objects were obtained
by the IEAA through the generosity of private donors. It is the responsibility of
the IEAA to protect and preserve these artifacts, the largest collection of ancient
Egyptian antiquities in the Mid-South.
With more than 6500 volumes, the IEAA boasts one of the most extensive Egyptological
libraries in the South. At the core of our holdings are the private libraries of Egyptologists
H.W. Fairman, Elizabeth Thomas, and William J. Murnane. Most recently, we received
a generous gift of books to the library from Dr. Christine Lilyquist, Lila Acheson
Wallace Research Curator in Egyptology at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Many of the books in the IEAA library are in need of conservation. We also need help
with purchasing new books.
IEAA Projects to Support
If you would like to contribute your support to specific projects of the IEAA, you
have many options.
- Contribute to our "General" fund
This supports projects chosen by the IEAA Director, Dr. Corcoran
- Sponsor epigraphic work in the Great Hypostyle Hall at Karnak Temple
Project Director: Peter J. Brand, Ph.D.
- Contribute to the IEAA Library Fund
For the purchase of new books and conservation of damaged, rare books in the IEAA
- Contribute toward the IEAA Publication Fund
To help defray the cost of future books published by the IEAA
If you would like to discuss making a special donation to the IEAA, contact the Director,
Dr. Lorelei H. Corcoran.
How to Donate to the IEAA -
Donations can be made by check or credit card.
If writing a check, please mail it directly to the University of Memphis Foundation at -
University of Memphis Foundation
P.O. Box 1000
Memphis, TN 38148
Please make your check payable to the University of Memphis Foundation - #695. Please include "IEAA" and name of the specific project you wish to support in the
"comment" or "memo" line on your check.
Donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
For questions, contact the IEAA at (901) 678-2555.