Update 18.3.20

Dear friends,

Like many of you, the Albright Institute has faced profound change to routines and the upending of daily life. Due to the cancellation of programming, conferences and other events, and hostel reservations, the Albright is facing its most extreme financial crisis in living memory.

This week the Institute laid off most of its staff for the next 45 days. Meanwhile several of the current fellows are marooned abroad, many have returned home, and several of us are restricted to the Institute under the regulations of the local Ministry of Health.

Please make a contribution to help the Institute through these difficult times. We ask all friends and alumni to urgently make a donation to this fiscal emergency. If every past fellow or resident gave a gift of $50 or more, we overcome this fiscal challenge. It’s easy to donate:

Our goals:
  • Support the scholarly programs of the Institute –  fellowships, library, workshops, lectures, field trips,  excavations.

  • Preserve the historic building complex and expand facilities to meet growing needs.

  • Promote the Institute as an American center for an international community of scholars.

The support of our friends, alumni, and anyone who cares about cultural heritage is vital. AIAR provides a critical space for research in a complex region.

Currently the Albright Institute receives grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State (ECA).

It has received grants in the past from the United States Information Agency, the Getty Trust, the Andrew W. Mellon and the Samuel H. Kress Foundations, as well as from private foundations.

The Institute is also supported by annual gifts from Albright Trustees, members of the Albright Institute National Council, and from Alumni and Friends of the Albright.

The W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research-AIAR- is a private, non-profit educational research institution registered as a tax-exempt 501(c)3 organization in the United States.
All contributions are tax deductible within the limits of the law.