College of Communication and Fine Arts Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology
IEAA Events - Spring 2015

  • Ancient Egypt Family Day - February 28, 2015
  • 12th Annual Legacy of Egypt Lecture - April 2015 (tentative)

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 2015



Theban tomb 16.
Photo courtesy: S. Onstine

Twelfth Annual Legacy of Egypt Lecture

"A Living Legacy: Theban Tomb 16 and the Reuse of the Tombs of the Nobles at Thebes."

A Public Lecture by Dr. Suzanne Onstine

Friday, April 17, 2015

 6:00 p.m.
Reception: Following the lecture

Location: Bluff Room (rm. 304), University Center
          University of Memphis

Suzanne Onstine, PhD,
 associate professor of History at the University of Memphis and director of the epigraphic project in Theban Tomb 16 (tomb of Pa-nehsy and Ta-renut), will speak about the reuse of tombs in the Theban necropolis 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.  






Family Day at the Egyptian Institute

Coming in Spring 2015

Treat the family to fun-filled activities inspired by Ancient Egypt at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis.

Join us in Saturday, February 28, 2015 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Click here for additional information and a printable flyer.







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The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152-3140

Phone: (901) 678-2555
FAX: (901) 678-273


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