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Brenda Bernier Photograph and Preservation Workshop in ICFA
Photographs / Preservation

Brenda Bernier Photograph and Preservation Workshop in ICFA

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 … Continue reading

Hagia Sophia Homecoming: Returning to Istanbul after World War II
Hagia Sophia / Robert Van Nice / William Emerson

Hagia Sophia Homecoming: Returning to Istanbul after World War II

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 … Continue reading

Sirarpie Der Nersessian and the Sinai Photography Project
Photographs / Research

Sirarpie Der Nersessian and the Sinai Photography Project

Written by Anne-Marie Viola, Metadata and Cataloging Specialist In further exploring the connections between former Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Art and Archaeology Professor Sirarpie Der Nersessian and the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives’ illuminated manuscript photograph collection (described in my previous post), I followed a lead from our curatorial files that took me to the Library … Continue reading

Towards an Iconographic Concordance in Mesoamerican Art
Fellowship / Iconography / Pre-Columbian

Towards an Iconographic Concordance in Mesoamerican Art

Written by Nawa Sugiyama, William R. Tyler Fellow (2012-2014) This Tyler Project was designed to follow up on the work previously completed by Dylan Clark on assessing the size and scope of the Kerr Photographic Archive that will be donated to Dumbarton Oaks. In preparation for the arrival of this collection to ICFA, my project re-examined … Continue reading

Finding Aid Style Guide and AtoM Workflow now available
Cataloging / Collection Management System (CMS) / Finding Aid

Finding Aid Style Guide and AtoM Workflow now available

ICFA announces the publication of its Finding Aid Style Guide for ICA-AtoM, the department’s collection management system (atom.doaks.org). Developed by ICFA staff to document local practices for internal reference and training, the Guide addresses all aspects of description: from collection-level details such as creation and acquisition information to providing file-specific storage locations.  In addition, there … Continue reading