College of Communication and Fine Arts Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology
Family Day 2015

Family Day

Saturday, February 28, 2015



Ancient Egypt Family Day with the Institute of Egyptian Art & Archaeology, will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

ancient Egypt masksThis fun-filled day will be held at the Art Museum of the University of Memphis, in the lobby of the Communication and Fine Arts Building.

Travel back in time for a day and explore the wonders of ancient Egypt right here in Memphis, Tennessee! Write your name in hieroglyphs, color a mask while learning about ancient Egyptian gods, make your own copy of an ancient Egyptian amulet, and much more.

See real ancient Egyptian artifacts in the Egyptian Gallery and meet students and Egyptologists of the IEAA. Guided tours of the Egyptian collection will be offered.

There will be lots of fun and interesting activities for all!

Sign up for our School for Scribes, an intensive, hour-long session where you will learn more about ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Class size in the "School for Scribes" is limited, so please call (901) 678-2649 to reserve your place.

Scribes must be 10 years of age or older. Adults are welcome.

IEAA Family Day is FREE and Open to the public.

For information or to make group reservations, call (901) 678-2649.


Click here to download a printable color copy of the Family Day 2015 flyer for the event.


This Family Day is dedicated to the memory of Doris Layne (standing center), friend, supporter and colleague.


Graduate students Eric McCann (left) and Sarah Pitt Kaplan (right), along with the late Doris Layne, show kids and their parents how to "Write Your Name in Hieroglyphs".

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


142 Communication & Fine Arts Bldg.
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152

Phone: (901) 678-2224

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