New Online Exhibit from ICFA: Artamonoff Picturing Byzantine Istanbul, 1930-1947
Nicholas Artamonoff / Online Exhibit / Photographs

New Online Exhibit from ICFA: Artamonoff Picturing Byzantine Istanbul, 1930-1947

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) is pleased to announce the release of a new online exhibition, Artamonoff: Picturing Byzantine Istanbul, 1930-1947. The online exhibit is a recreation of the physical exhibit that was presented at the Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (RCAC) in Istanbul from June 25 to November 10, 2013, … Continue reading

Behind-the-Scenes at the Artamonoff Exhibition
Exhibit / Nicholas Artamonoff / Photographs

Behind-the-Scenes at the Artamonoff Exhibition

Written by: Alyssa DesRochers, Assistant Curator of the Artamonoff exhibition and  former ICFA Intern After months of preparation and a busy week of fabrication, Artamonoff: Picturing Byzantine Istanbul, 1930-1947, opened on June 26 at the Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Studies. But the entire Artamonoff project at ICFA dates back more than two years, and we are so … Continue reading

Nicholas Artamonoff: On Exhibit in Istanbul
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Nicholas Artamonoff: On Exhibit in Istanbul

Over the past month, we have been talking about Thomas Whittemore and the Byzantine Institute, and their major contributions to the Byzantine studies and community. Whittemore and the Byzantine Institute made it their mission to preserve the major monuments in the former Byzantine empire such as the Hagia Sophia and Kariye Camii. To preserve and … Continue reading

Following in the footsteps of Nicholas Artamonoff
Cataloging / Internship / Nicholas Artamonoff / Online Exhibit / Photographs

Following in the footsteps of Nicholas Artamonoff

Written by William J. Harper, Koç University This past fall marked the beginning of my immersion in the world of Nicholas Artamonoff. Over the past four months, I have been working with the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) at Dumbarton Oaks by identifying and creating metadata for 477 photographs of Istanbul and various Ottoman monuments … Continue reading

In the shadow of Kariye Camii…
Kariye Camii / Nicholas Artamonoff / Online Exhibit / Photographs

In the shadow of Kariye Camii…

A couple of weeks ago, we received an intriguing photo request here in ICFA. Usually, we receive requests from scholars, who are seeking to reproduce images from ICFA’s collections in their journal articles or scholarly publications. This inquiry was different. Adil Murat Kansiz, a gentleman living in Istanbul, was interested in an image of Kariye … Continue reading

A Different View
Cataloging / Digitization / Nicholas Artamonoff / Online Exhibit / Photographs

A Different View

Written by Aly DesRochers Nicholas V. Artamonoff may have just been an amateur photographer, but his camera lens skillfully captured a full and varied view of the city of Istanbul in the 1930s and 1940s. ICFA holds only 542 photographs of mostly Byzantine buildings and monuments in the city, but the Freer Gallery of Art … Continue reading