Our chapter provides a forum through which members and the public can benefit from the abundant educational and cultural resources related to Egypt in the D.C. area and beyond.  The D.C. chapter consists of individuals who share a professional or layman's interest in Egypt's art, archaeology, history, politics, and culture. Many members are based in or near D.C. and are associated with universities or museums institutionally affiliated with ARCE. 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 direct contributions, helps make the center's programs possible. Donations to ARCE are tax-deductible as provided under U.S. 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, D.C.  As mentioned on our Home page, the D.C. 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.  Support for these activities is enhanced by members contributing to our local Sponsor-a-Speaker 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 in 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. Benefits increase with a larger donation.

As of February 2020, a family membership is now also an option.

(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 ARCE website.)

Benefits of general membership include—

  • Complimentary subscription to the general-audience magazine entitled Scribe
  • A subscription to the scholarly Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt (JARCE) is an option offered at select levels of membership
  • Use of the Simpson Library at ARCE’s office in Cairo, Egypt
  • Discount at conveniently located hotels in Cairo
  • Lectures, special events, and tours provided by local ARCE chapters and ARCE itself 
  • Discounted rate at the annual meeting

Tax exempt—

Membership in ARCE brings the satisfaction of being a part of the continuing discovery and conservation of Egyptian history.  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.