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About the IEAA

The Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, founded in 1984, is a component of the Department of Art of The University of Memphis, in Memphis, Tennessee (USA), and is a Tennessee Center of Excellence. It is dedicated to the study of the art and culture of ancient Egypt through teaching, research, exhibition, and community education.

As part of its research and teaching objectives, the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, (hereafter IEAA), is engaged with various field projects in Egypt. Currently, the IEAA supports an epigraphic survey in the Great Hypostyle Hall of Karnak Temple in Luxor, Egypt, and partners with the Italian Archaeological Mission to Luxor at the tomb of Harwa at Thebes.


The Egyptian Gallery is currently CLOSED.

We will reopen January 30, 2015. 


Mission Statement

Select this link to read the full text of the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology's Mission Statement.

History of the Institute

Select this link to read about the history of Memphis, Tennessee's interest in ancient Egypt and the foundation and growth of the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology at the University of Memphis.

IEAA Publications

Gods of Ancient Memphis, Stephen P. Harvey and Melinda K. Hartwig, 2001.

Fragments of a Shattered Visage: The Proceedings of the International Symposium on Ramesses the Great, Edward Bleiberg and Rita Freed, eds., 1991.

Ramesses II and the Bible, Steven L. McKenzie, Th.D., 1987.

A Divine Tour of Ancient Egypt, Rita E. Freed, 1983.

Ancient Egypt: A Guidebook, Carol Crown with an essay by Rita E. Freed, 1983.

Click here for information on ordering any of the publications listed above.

Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology 
315 Art and Communication Bldg.
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152-3140

Phone: (901) 678-2555
FAX: (901) 678-2735

The Egyptian Gallery is located in
the Art Museum of the University of Memphis.


The Egyptian gallery is CLOSED while the Art Museum prepares for the 32nd annual Juried Student Exhibition.


Art Museum
142 Communications and Fine Arts Bldg.
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152-3200

Phone: (901) 678-2224

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