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The Egypt Exploration Society

Celebrating 140 Years Of Egyptian Cultural Heritage

This year, the Egypt Exploration Society (EES) celebrates its 140th anniversary. As the leading UK charity supporting archaeological fieldwork and research in Egypt, the Society has come a long way since its Founder, Amelia Edwards, found herself caught up in a cultural heritage crisis that threatened the survival of Egypt’s monuments. Her efforts to halt the vandalism and preserve the country’s treasures for posterity still motivate and inspire the Society’s members today.

The charity’s vision for 2022, is to make sure that its capital assets are capable of supporting an outstanding programme of education and training; fieldwork and research; print and online publications. With this in mind, the EES plans to undertake a major refurbishment of its London office and explore new ways of building its unrestricted income.

“We are delighted to be working on the fundraising feasibility stage of this project,” says Gifted’s Chief Executive, Amy Stevens. “The Society is the guardian of an astonishing heritage, with more than 20,000 library volumes, around one million archival items and over 500,000 fragments of papyri in its collections. Creating a modern, accessible and climate-controlled environment in which to study, research and share this unique heritage is an important next step for the charity.”

If your organisation is looking to develop its facilities or bring new projects on line, why not get in touch with one of Directors and ask for a no-obligations, exploratory discussion of your fundraising plans.