Our Chapter provides a forum for members to benefit from the abundant educational and cultural resources related to Egypt in the DC area and beyond.  The DC Chapter consists of individuals who share a professional or layman's interest in Egypt's art, archaeology, history, politics, and culture; many are based in or near DC with universities or museums institutionally affiliated with ARCE, and they provide a conduit for internationally known experts in fields related to Egypt to share the results of their recent research.

Your financial support of ARCE, in the form of membership and directed contributions, helps make the Center's programs possible. Donations to ARCE are tax-deductible as provided under US law.

National membership in the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE) confers local membership in the ARCE-DC Chapter for those who reside in or near Washington, DC.  As mentioned on our Home page, the DC Chapter sponsors about ten free lectures, a workshop, occasional bus trips and social events each year.  Lecturers are drawn from among the most active American and foreign Egyptologists and visitors.  Support for these activities is enhanced by members contributing to our local SPONSORSHIP program.  Donations of any amount are gratefully received and are especially helpful in providing financial support for our lecture program.  Interested ARCE-DC members also are encouraged to assist with Chapter affairs, entertaining guests, etc.

Join or Renew

To join, or to renew your membership to the American Research Center in Egypt, and become affiliated with a local chapter, please visit the website’s membership information page to select your level of membership.

(Please note that the information below is provided for your information only, and that all official, constantly updated information about membership can be found on the website.)

Some of the benefits of general membership include:

  • Complimentary subscription to the general audience ARCE Bulletin and the ARCE Conservation Report
  • A subscription to the scholarly Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt (JARCE), (though it is only optionally offered at select levels of membership)
  • Use of the Simpson Library at ARCE’s Cairo office
  • Discount at conveniently located Cairo hotels
  • Lectures, special events, and tours provided by local ARCE chapters and ARCE itself 
  • Discounted rate at the Annual Meeting.

Next, fill out the online membership form and submit it.  Be sure to select “Washington, DC” in the affiliate chapter drop-down menu. You might also be interested in reading about the different types of membership and the increasing benefits you get as you consider a larger donation.

Tax Exempt

Membership in ARCE brings the satisfaction of being a part of the continuing discovery and conservation of Egypt.  ARCE is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions to the organization are tax-deductible according to IRS guidelines.