The Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology, as part of its mandate as a Tennessee
Center of Excellence, presents programs and educational events for the public. The IEAA brings world-renowned Egyptologists to the Mid-South for lectures and symposia.
In addition, educational events are offered to schoolchildren and their families.
Occasionally, the Institute also sponsors educational tours to Egypt.
The Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology provides trained graduate student docents for groups wishing a guided tour of the ancient Egyptian and African ethnographic exhibitions in the Art Museum of the University of Memphis. In addition, the Art
Museum and the IEAA are sometimes able to provide guided tours of the Contemporary
exhibitions at the Art Museum.
To schedule a tour, contact the Art Museum at (901) 678-2224.
Note: All groups are required to contact the Art Museum in advance and are strongly encouraged
to schedule a docent tour guide.
Events for Spring 2013
Carol Redmount, PhD, associate professor of Egyptian Archaeology at the University of California at Berkeley
and Principal Investigator and Director of the El-Hibeh Archaeological Project in
Egypt, will speak about the current state of Egypt's archaeological resources.
After the events of the Arab Spring swept away Egypt's previous regime, political
turmoil has had unintended consequences for the country's ancient heritage. Dr. Redmount
will discuss the destruction of archaeological remains at El-Hibeh and other archaeological
sites as well as her efforts to stop the looting at El-Hibeh.
Click here to read the transcript of a 2012 interview with Dr. Redmount from the BBC.
This event is co-sponsored by the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology and the
Tennessee Chapter of the American Research Center in Egypt.
This free public event will take place on the campus of the University of Memphis.
Click here for more information about this event.
A Public Lecture by Dr. Mark Lehner
February 7, 2013
Lecture: 7:00 p.m.
Reception: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Fountain View Suite (Room 350)
University Center, University of Memphis
Mark Lehner, PhD, Director and co-founder of Ancient Egypt Research Associates, will speak at the
University of Memphis on the evening of Thursday, February 7, 2013.
In his talk, Dr. Lehner will illuminate the lives of the craftsmen and builders responsible
for one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramids at Giza. Lehner
discovered the city of the workmen who constructed the Great Pyramid of Khufu with
Dr. Zahi Hawass.
This event is co-sponsored by the Egyptology Graduate Student Association of the University
of Memphis and the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology.
This free public event will take place on the campus of the University of Memphis at 7:00 p.m.
in the Fountain View Suite (room 350) in the University Center.
A free public reception will precede the lecture at 6:00 p.m.
Pay parking is available in the Zach Curlin Garage, adjacent to the University Center
or in the Fogelman Garage.
Click here for more details about this event.
For more information about the event, contact the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology
at (901) 678-2555.
Family Day at the Egyptian Institute
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Treat the family to fun-filled activities inspired by Ancient Egypt at the Art Museum
of the University of Memphis.
Join us on Saturday, March 2, 2013.
Click here for information about Family Day.
For information about Family Day or to sign up for the "School for Scribes" call