The South Asasif Conservation Trust

Welcome to the homepage of the South Asasif Conservation Trust, a UK charity established to support the work of the South Asasif Conservation Project directed by Dr Elena Pischikova.

The South Asasif Conservation Trust organises a friend’s programme, lectures, UK volunteer recruitment, study days and study tours in support of the South Asasif mission.    The project is engaged in vital work to excavate, survey, record, reconstruct and conserve three large and important tombs of the 25th and 26th dynasty.  An international effort, with active Egyptian participation it is the role of the UK Trust specifically to provide a mechanism for UK scholars and supporters to engage with and support the work of the South Asasif Conservation Project.

The Trust is now also registered as a cause with Easyfundraising.org.uk. Click the link below to visit our cause page:

About the Trust

The South Asasif Conservation Trust is a UK charitable trust with the registered charity number 1161221 established to support the work of the South Asasif Conservation Project directed by Dr Elena Pischikova.

The Objects of the Trust are to advance public education and to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the Ancient Egyptian tombs at the South Asasif, Luxor West Bank, Egypt and the surrounding area for the benefit of the public in particular but not exclusively by:

i) undertaking and supporting field research (and publishing the useful results of such research)

ii) undertaking conservation activities on site

iii) promoting training in archaeological field skills;

iv) providing, and assisting in the provision of, lectures and publications in furtherance of the stated objects and

v) working in partnership with the Ministry of State for Antiquities in Egypt to maintain the site for the benefit of the public.

The South Asasif Conservation Trust organises a friend’s programme, lectures, UK volunteer recruitment, study days and study tours in support of the South Asasif mission. The trust is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of the following members:

John Billman (Chairmain) chairman@southasasif.com

John Billman is also Chairman of the Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society, a sessional WEA Tutor in Egyptology and a South Asasif Conservation Project mission volunteer

Francesca Jones (Secretary) secretary@southasasif.com

Francesca Jones is a South Asasif Conservation Project mission volunteer

Penelope Anne Haward (Treasurer)annie.haward@spc.ox.ac.uk

Penelope Anne Haward  is also Treasurer of the Sudan Archaeological Research Society and an executive committee member of the Thames Valley Ancient Egypt Society

Dr Elena Pischikova elenapischikova@southasasif.com

Dr Elena Pischikova is the Director of the South Asasif Conservation Project

Luda Katherine Blakeney assistantdirector@southasasif.com

Luda Katherine Blakeney is the Assistant Director of the South Asasif Conservation project

Join the UK Friends

The South Asasif Conservation project is performing critical work in important tombs on the Theban west bank, but has no regular institutional or public funding.  By becoming a friend or patron you can make a real difference to the project.  A friend’s subscription of £20 will support the conservation of multiple painted limestone or fragile wood fragments while a patron’s subscription of £100 will hire an Egyptian workman for the season.   All donations by UK taxpayers through the South Asasif Conservation Trust will be eligible for Gift Aid enabling the charity to maximise the value of your gift, and higher rate taxpayers to reclaim the difference.

Friends of the South Asasif Conservation Trust

A regular donation provides a dependable stream of income for the project, enabling planning for the season.  For just £20/year Friends will receive the following benefits:

a. Annual newsletter

b. Regular email updates

c. Priority booking for UK trust events

d. Priority booking for special Study Tours

e. 10% discount on South Asasif Conservation Trust Merchandise

f. Priority consideration for volunteer roles on the mission (subject to skills, qualifications, experience and Egyptian SCA approval)

Patrons of the South Asasif Conservation Trust

By becoming a regular patron you can really make a significant difference to the work of the project on an on-going basis.   For only £100/year Patrons will receive the following benefits:

a.  Annual newsletter

b.  Regular email updates

c.  Highest priority booking for UK trust events

d.  Highest priority booking for special Study Tours

e.  10% discount on South Asasif Conservation Trust Merchandise

f.   Acknowledgement of support in newsletter and on the South Asasif Project Website

g.   Invitation during working season for a personalized tour of the South Asasif site by Dr Elena Pischikova (by prior appointment and subject to Egyption SCA approval)

h.  Highest Priority consideration for volunteer roles on the mission (subject to skills, qualifications, experience and Egyptian SCA approval)

Please complete the Donation Form (Word) or (PDF) and send this with your cheque payable to the ‘South Asasif Conservation Trust’ to

Annie Haward, Treasurer

3 Tithe Barn, Merton, Bicester

Oxfordshire, OX25 2NF

Contact the Trust

For academic and non UK matters, please see http://www.southasasif.com/Contact-Us.html for the contact details of the Director and Assistant Director for the South Asasif Conservation Project.

UK South Asasif Conservation Trust Contact Details:

Chairman

John Billman

chairman@southasasif.com

Folly House, Folly Road, Inkpen, Hungerford, Berkshire, RG17 9QB

01488 668340

Secretary

Francesca Jones

44 Newnham Green, Crowmarsh, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford

Oxfordshire, OX10 8EP

01491 838803

secretary@southasasif.com

Treasurer

Annie Haward

3 Tithe Barn, Merton, Bicester

Oxfordshire, OX25 2NF

annie.haward@spc.ox.ac.uk