We are very pleased to have Liska Radachi joining us as ARCE's US Director.Liska has worked in the fundraising and external engagement field for over a decade. Most recently, she served as a Director of Advancement for the Smithsonian, focused on fundraising for institutional priorities including renovation of the Fossil Hall at the National Museum of Natural History, The Smithsonian American Women's Initiative, and the transformation of the National Air and Space Museum. In that role, she built the most successful National Councils at the Smithsonian with 100% giving participation and a strong pipeline of major gifts. She received her BA in Art History from the University of Arizona and her MA in Arts Administration from Indiana University. Originally from Scottsdale, AZ, Liska lives in the Hill East neighborhood of Washington D.C. with her husband Adam and cat Linus.
Both of these beautiful Mamluk monuments are located in the Historic Cairo World Heritage Site and both were conserved by ARCE with assistance and support from the U.S. Agency for International Development. To experience these tours, click here.
LAUNCHING SOON: PODCAST PROGRAM
We are very excited to announce that ARCE will launch its podcast series in July. The series will include topics such as mummification, Kingship, King Tutankhamun, 'Exodus and Egypt: Myths, History, and Archaeology,' 'Recent Research and Books,' and 'Scribe: Behind the Scenes.'
If you have any suggestions for future topics that you would like to see addressed in ARCE's podcast series, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: VIRTUAL CHAPTER LECTURES
ARCE and its North American Chapters are collaborating on an 8-lecture series featuring exciting research and experts in the elds of Egyptology and Archaeology. These online lectures commenced on May 9 and will take place every Saturday for the next seven weeks. The lectures are available exclusively to ARCE members.
Past ARCE project director for the Red Monastery, Elizabeth S. Bolman, will speak in an online lecture titled 'Conserving Coptic Heritage: an Historic Egyptian-American Partnership,' and discuss the joint efforts between the United States and Egypt to protect Coptic heritage.
Time: June 3, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. EST/7:00 p.m. EEST
On May 14, ARCE celebrated the 72nd anniversary of its founding and its mission to research and preserve Egypt's cultural heritage. To mark the day, we produced and shared a compilation video of archival images of past fellows, research supporting projects and expedition teams, and ARCE staff and events. Click here to take a trip down (ARCE's) memory lane!