Association Égyptologique Reine Élisabeth

(formerly: Fondation Égyptologique Reine Élisabeth)
Non-profit institution
Address: Parc du Cinquantenaire 10 - B-1000 Brussels (BELGIUM)
Telephone: +32 (0)2 741 73 64 - Fax: +32 (0)2 733 77 35
e-mail: aere.egke@kmkg-mrah.be
Contact: see our blog

Bank: ING

IBAN: BE03 3101 4214 3684 - BIC: BBRU BE BB


The Association Égyptologique Reine Élisabeth was founded by Jean Capart in memory of Queen Élisabeth's visit to the tomb of Tutankhamun, on February 18, 1923. Its main purpose was to stimulate egyptological and papyrological research in Belgium. Over the years the association has become a scholarly institution, which promotes the study of the history and civilisation of Pharaonic, Graeco-Roman, Christian and Arabic Egypt.


(1) Jean Capart (1877-1947) - (2) February 18, 1923 - (3) Queen Élisabeth (1876-1965)

The premises of the Association are located at the Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire.

    Chairman of the Board of Directors: Count Arnoul d'ARSCHOT SCHOONHOVEN
    Directors: Luc LIMME & Alain MARTIN
    Secretary-general: Luc DELVAUX
    Executive Secretary: Martine GRUSELLE

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In memoriam Herman DE MEULENAERE (1923-2011) & Jean BINGEN (1920-2012)

Hommage published in Chronique d'Égypte (pdf). - Bibliography of Herman DE MEULENAERE (htm). - Bibliography of Jean BINGEN (htm).

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Since 1925 the Association publishes Chronique d'Égypte, a journal of high scholarly level, with the cooperation of numerous Belgian and foreign specialists. - More info


From 1925 on more than 100 scholarly books have been published, of which many within reach of the general public. - More info


At the Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire, Brussels: from October to April. - More info on our blog


The library was founded and developed in cooperation with the Musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire. It is the most important library for egyptology and papyrology in Belgium and one of the richest of Europe. Accessible to the public by appointment.
Info: +32 (0)2 741 73 54 or +32 (0)2 741 73 65.

Benefits to members (annual contribution: minimum EUR 56)

- Journal Chronique d'Égypte, free of charge (postage is due).
- Discount of 30% on the publications of the Association.
- Free access to lectures.
- Assistance to interested people, requesting information on Egypt.
- Donations of minimum EUR 40 are partially income tax deductible (in Belgium).

Application form

Please fill in the form available on our blog.

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