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Describing Photographs: ICFA selects its content standard
Cataloging / Collection Management System (CMS) / Internship

Describing Photographs: ICFA selects its content standard

Written by Carley Altenburger, ICFA Intern (Fall 2014) and degree candidate, Smithsonian – George Mason University MA in the History of Decorative Arts With the development of AtoM@DO, the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives’ new online catalog, ICFA was presented with the opportunity to make our large collection of fieldwork photography accessible beyond on-site visits. It is … Continue reading

Undulating and Intertwined: A Catalog of Oxyrhynchos Sculpture by Josephine Harris
Dumbarton Oaks Fellows / Photographs / Processing

Undulating and Intertwined: A Catalog of Oxyrhynchos Sculpture by Josephine Harris

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. … Continue reading

Practicing Visual Literacy Skills while Decoding Moche Iconography
Iconography / Moche / Pre-Columbian / Visual Literacy

Practicing Visual Literacy Skills while Decoding Moche Iconography

Written by Ameena Mohammad, former Pre-Columbian Archives Assistant (2013-2014); Edited by ICFA Staff  As I mentioned in my previous post about processing the collection Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive, 1963-2011, assessing and providing access to this collection has involved fact-finding or playing detective. I got to spend an ample amount of time looking through photographs of ceramic … Continue reading

Processing the Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive, 1963-2011
Moche / Pre-Columbian / Processing / Research

Processing the Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive, 1963-2011

Written by Ameena Mohammad, former Pre-Columbian Archives Assistant (2013-2014); Edited by ICFA Staff  In the Spring of 2013, Lisa Trever  assessed and inventoried the archival materials in the collection Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive, 1963-2011. Then in October 2013, I was hired as the first Pre-Columbian Archives Assistant to fully process the collection. Aside from … Continue reading