Albright Director's House Challenge

We're Almost There, but we need your help!

For 30 Years the southern building of the Albright facility has been rented to supplement the income of the institute. Known as the "Director's House", it had been home to the institute Director since it opened in 1930. 

Thanks to a major gift from Trustee Bjorn Lindgren and his wife Beverly, the Albright is thrilled to welcome the 3,600-sq.-ft. building back into the fold! This beautiful building is now under renovation with the first floor being converted into much-needed event space featuring a lecture hall and conference room.

The Lindgrens challenge Albright alumni and friends to match their contribution. Answer the Director's House Challenge and make your contribution to our new Event Space!


Where's your gift going?

Projector, Screen, and Audio Equipment for the Event Space

A new screen, projector, and microphone are essential for our fellows to present their work to the academic community and for the Albright to showcase its work to the public.

Lecture Live-streaming Equipment

Public awareness of our work has never been higher! You have asked us to make our lectures more accessible. Equipment for live-streaming and recording the lectures will increase our reach dramatically, making the work of our fellows accessible to students, researchers, and the public live and for posterity.

Chairs for the New Event Space

The new event space will be able to accommodate twice as many participants as our current facility. Comfortable stacking chairs will be needed to for our more than 30 lecture and dinner events each year.

Conservation and Display of Albright History

In preparing for the renovations, a number of items of historical value to the institute were discovered. These include an old saddle that may have belonged to Albright himself, early 20th century surveying equipment, the buildings original wooden telephone switchboard, furniture, as well as numerous carpets and wall hangings. If cleaned up and conserved, these items will serve as fitting decorations for the new spaces celebrating the history of the Albright.


or mail your check to:
Sam Cardillo
AIAR Comptroller
P.O. Box 40151
Philadelphia, PA 19106


Contributions made to the Albright are tax deductible. The Albright is a U.S. 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed to advance archaeological and historical knowledge and to educate the public about the past and how it is studied.

After your order is processed, a tax receipt will be sent to the email and/or physical address associated with your order.


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