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Friends of Isis
Department of Egyptian Art

Friends of Isis

Named for one of the most important deities of ancient Egypt, this group's annual dues support the activities of the Department of Egyptian Art. Through five to six events per season, the Museum's curators, conservators, fellows, and visiting scholars provide insight into the collection, give previews of exhibitions and installations, and share exciting new finds from excavations in Egypt. A cocktail reception in The Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing follows each event.

Annual dues: $7,000 ($6,082 is tax deductible)
Includes opportunity to schedule a private tour with department curators and a higher-level complimentary Museum Membership

Annual dues, Supporter: $4,000 ($3,150 is tax deductible)
Includes complimentary Museum Membership

For more information please call 212-570-3770 or email egyptianart@metmuseum.org.

Highlights of Past Events

  • Evening lectures on a variety of topics, including Latest Discoveries in the Necropolis of King Pepy I at Saqqara; Harps, Hathor, and Hymns: Music in Egypt (co-hosted by The Amati, the Friends of Musical Instruments); and A Look Inside the Wrappings of a Mummy: The Amulets of Nesmin
  • Private curator-led viewings of the exhibitions Dawn of Egyptian Art and Haremhab, The General Who Became King
  • Group trip to Berlin to visit the new installation of Egyptian Art in the Neues Museum, with visits to the Temple Gate of Kalabsha in The Collection Scharf-Gerstenberg, the Egyptian Dictionary Archives
  • Day trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to see The Secrets of Tomb 10A, Egypt 2000 B.C.

Above: Facsimile Illustrating King Haremhab with the Goddess Isis. Tempera on paper. Facsimile painted in 1923 by Lancelot Crane. Egyptian Expedition Graphic Section. Original: Dynasty 18, reign of Haremhab (ca. 1323–1295 B.C.). From Thebes, Valley of the Kings (KV57), tomb of Haremhab. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Rogers Fund, 1923 (23.2.85)

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Last updated: Thursday, December 18