IEAA News and Information

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!

The mummies are back! Reinstallation is complete and many wonderful things are again on view.

Yegegi shrine by IEAA on Sketchfab

Virtual Exhibition of Egyptian Artifacts in 3D!

 Temporarily Offline to make more accessible!

Dr. Joshua Roberson, assistant professor of Art History, is working on a project to develop new skills and techniques for creating three dimensional (3D) images for research and teaching. He is compiling a pilot sample using artifacts in the IEAA collection. The images can be manipulated by the viewer to see all sides of an object. Click the arrow to the left now!

To see six more 3D images of IEAA antiquities, visit Dr. Roberson's page on Sketchfab.


MFA Sistrum


Art History Student Wins University of Memphis Award!

Rachel Suddreth, M.A. student in Art History, was awarded The College of Communication and Fine Arts Graduate Thesis Award for her thesis entitled, "Artifact or Art Fake? A Study of the Loop Sistrum (Accession Number: 1994.4.26) in the Art Museum at the University of Memphis." Congratulations Rachel!


Offering figureDepartment of Art has new undergraduate Art History concentration in Egyptian Art.

The new concentration gives undergraduate students the opportunity to study various aspects of ancient Egyptian culture, focusing primarily on its art, language and literature. The University of Memphis is one of only a handful of U.S. universities with undergraduate degree programs in Egyptology.

 For information about the undergraduate concentration in Egyptian art, click here.

Events and Programs for Fall 2019

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

  • Third Annual Alumni Lecture
    Dr. Annie Shanley will present a lecture on her recent research exploring the true nature the god Seth by re-examining original source material from royal monuments of the New Kingdom and developing new insights into the relationship between the kings and the gods, one based on reciprocity.
    Join us the evening of Thursday, September 26, 2019, on the University of Memphis campus, Art and Communication Building, Room 310. Lecture at 7:00 p.m. and reception at 6:15 p.m. Both are Free and open to the Public!

  • Fourteenth Annual William J. Murnane Memorial Lecture
    Dr. Peter Brand will present a lecture Wednesday, November 13th, 2019, on the University of Memphis campus, University Center, The Fountain View Suite (Room 350). Lecture at 7:00 p.m. and reception at 6:15 p.m. Both are Free and open to the Public!

Visit our Events page for more information on these events.