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


cat mummy"Featured Creatures: Animals in Ancient Egyptian Art."

Now open in the Egyptian Gallery at the University of Memphis Art Museum, through November 26, 2014.


Come see animals, both wild and tame, as they were represented in ancient Egyptian art at the 
Art Museum of the University of Memphis. Some of these artifacts have never been on view before!

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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.

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


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

"Writing on the Wall (and Cliffs): Recording Ancient Egyptian Graffiti in Western Thebes."

By Dr. Richard Jasnow


Dr. Richard Jasnow,  Professor of Egyptology at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, will present insights into what the graffiti tell us about life in ancient Luxor, including the workers involved with the animal cults at local temples. He will also discuss innovative techniques he uses to capture these fascinating but often illusive writings.

Join us on the evening of Friday, October 10, 2014 for this FREE public lecture and reception.

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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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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.

For additional information, click here.

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
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The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152




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