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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 CLOSED

Reopening January 30, 2015


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 newest updates for this 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.

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Events and Programs about Ancient Egypt 2014 - 2015

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


Now at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

 "Soulful Creatures: Animal Mummies in Ancient Egypt."

From October 18th, 2014 through January 18th, 2015, the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Overton Park, will feature a special traveling exhibition on animal mummies from Ancient Egypt.

Don't miss the opportunity to see this wonderful exhibition featuring rare and important artifacts and works of art from the ancient Egyptian collection of the Brooklyn Museum in New York city - one of the oldest and largest Egyptian collections in the United States.

Several IEAA-affiliated faculty have been asked to participate in events related to this exhibit.

Dr. Patricia Podzorski, IEAA curator of Egyptian art, will lead a special tour through the animal mummies exhibit this Saturday, December 6th at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art is located at 1934 Poplar Avenue.

For information about the exhibit and associated events, click here.


University of Memphis Events


jasnow12th Annual Legacy of Egypt Lecture

"Title to be Announced."

By a distinguished Egyptologist


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Join us in April 2015 for a special lecture by a distinguished Egyptologist.

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popeAn event sponsored by the Egyptology Graduate Student Association of the University Memphis

By Dr. Jeremy Pope


Join us on the evening of February 6th, 2015 when Dr. Jeremy Pope, Assistant Professor at The College of William and Mary, will be lecturing on his work on the 25th Dynasty Nubian pharaoh, Taharqa.

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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 CLOSED.

    Reopening January 30, 2015.


Egyptian Exhibit:

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




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