Over the last 15 years, ARCE has signed agreements with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to administer grants in support of projects and programs that promote the conservation and preservation of Egyptian antiquities. Through the Egyptian Antiquities Project (EAP) and the Antiquities Development Project (ADP), ARCE works closely with Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities.
The aim of these projects is to preserve Egypt's antiquities for future generations through documentation, conservation, training, and publication. The scope of our work has included more than fifty major conservation projects throughout Egypt that span the entire range of the country's rich cultural history, from prehistory to the late Ottoman period, including masterpieces of Pharaonic, Graeco-Roman, Coptic, Jewish, and Islamic art and architecture.
ARCE has undertaken conservation and training projects throughout Egypt, including the establishment and training of a collections management department at the venerable Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the conservation of Roman wall paintings within the Luxor Temple, and the conservation of the 14th century Mosque of Aslam al-Silahdar in cooperation with the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, structural monitoring and conservation at the vast Karnak and Luxor Temples, and the training of Egyptian conservators to name just a handful.