Written by Jessica Cebra, ICFA Departmental Assistant Between 1927 and 1932, the director of the Graeco-Roman Museum in Alexandria, Egypt, Evaristo Breccia conducted three excavation campaigns at the site of ancient Oxyrhynchos, today’s El Bahnasa. The excavations uncovered roughly 500 fragments of decorative architectural sculpture, a mix of capitals, friezes, cornices and other decorated blocks. …
Guest post written by Raquel Begleiter, Research Associate for the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library (DOML)
Libraries, books, papyrus fragments—these are a few of my favorite things. The value of each has always been obvious to me as a researcher. Until recently, though, I did not realize that archives and well-executed archival practices can also serve as invaluable tools for research.
Written by Megan Cook, ICFA and Library Research Assistant for Digitization Projects
It is imperative to digitally preserve historically significant photographic materials, like the collection of original color transparencies from the Kariye Camii, part of the Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers collection.
By Beth Bayley, former Byzantine Archives Assistant (2012-2014)
No matter how complete a collection may seem, it will always only tell part of the story. But it’s a part that opens up infinite possibilities.
The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) is pleased to announce the publication of several new finding aids and preliminary inventories.
ICFA is currently recruiting interns for the Fall 2014 term: Image Cataloging Intern, Archival Intern for Finding Aid Conversion and Oversize Material
Written by Ameena Mohammad, Pre-Columbian Archives Assistant Got preservation issues? We do! Earlier this year, Brenda Bernier, Head of Harvard Library’s Weissman Preservation Center and Paul M. & Harriet L. Weissman Senior Photograph Conservator, generously brought her knowledge and expertise regarding preservation and conservation of photographic materials to Dumbarton Oaks. The informal workshop followed the format …
Written by Beth Bayley, former Byzantine Archives Assistant (2012-2014) The Van Nices returned to Istanbul in June of 1946, a year after the European theater of World War II had ended. Robert Van Nice had spent the war years both in Cambridge, Massachusetts, working on drawings, and then in London, England, and Bern, Switzerland, working …