Friends of Amelia B Edwards

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The Egypt Exploration Society was founded in 1882 by Victorian novelist and travel writer, Amelia B. Edwards. She envisioned a world in which the incredible monuments and heritage of Egypt would be preserved for posterity. Over 140 years later, the EES continues her efforts by engaging audiences around the world with Egypt’s unique history.

Amelia B Edwards had a world-changing vision. You can help us achieve it.

Sadly, we cannot realise the full potential of Amelia’s vision. Our charitable mission and unique collections are threatened by premises that are no longer fit for purpose. We have a unique opportunity to change that by transforming our premises into an innovative, accessible, and sustainable centre for Egyptian heritage in central London. We want to ensure that Egyptology is available to everyone by continuing Amelia’s legacy with her same passion and generosity.

By becoming a Friend of Amelia B. Edwards, you too will become a part of Amelia’s legacy.

I’d love to be a Friend of Amelia B Edwards! How do I join?

Thank you. Supporting our transformative plans by becoming a Friend of Amelia B. Edwards is simple. You can either:

Donors in the US may prefer to make a tax efficient gift via the BSUF - Read more here.

In recognition of your kind gift, you will be invited to the launch of our premises and be recognised alongside Amelia in the new and prestigious Amelia B Edwards Room. Future generations will appreciate your transformative contribution to the Society and to Egyptian cultural heritage. Thank you.

Your donations will be managed in the Society’s ‘Capital Campaign Fund’ which is restricted for use solely in the maintenance and redevelopment of the Society’s premises. If more funds are raised than required, then the Society will use them to support the charitable purposes of the EES. If the campaign does not achieve its target in the allocated time, then the funds generated at that point will be held in a Development Fund and used to support the future of the Society which could include a phased approach for the redevelopment.