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Friends of Egyptian Art

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: $8,000 ($7,038 is tax deductible)
Includes the opportunity to schedule a private tour for you and your guest(s) with a curator from the Department of Egyptian Art.

Supporter annual dues: $5,000 ($4038 is tax deductible)

Both levels include complimentary Patron Circles membership at the level of Champion's Circle.

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

Highlights of Past Events

  • Evening talks 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 Friends of Musical Instruments: The Amati); 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: The King with Isis, Tomb of Haremhab (detail). 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)