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New Exhibit from ICFA: The Holy Apostles: Visualizing a Lost Monument
Exhibit / Paul Underwood

New Exhibit from ICFA: The Holy Apostles: Visualizing a Lost Monument

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) is proud to announce the opening of its newest exhibition! In conjunction with the 2015 Byzantine Studies Symposium at Dumbarton Oaks, Fani Gargova and Beatrice Daskas curated “The Holy Apostles: Visualizing a Lost Monument.” The exhibition highlights drawings by Paul A. Underwood, which resulted from a project to … Continue reading

Rehousing the Moche Archive
Moche / Pre-Columbian / Preservation

Rehousing the Moche Archive

The processing of the Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive has been a multi-faceted project progressing through many stages. An initial assessment was done in the spring of 2013 by Lisa Trever, former Tyler Fellow in Pre-Columbian Studies; the archival processing and creation of a comprehensive finding aid was completed in the fall of 2014 by Ameena Mohammad, … Continue reading

Ecology and Economy: Charles Tauss and the Challenges of Preserving Byzantium
Kariye Camii / Preservation

Ecology and Economy: Charles Tauss and the Challenges of Preserving Byzantium

Written by Jessica Cebra, ICFA Departmental Assistant  In the past, we’ve featured the work of art conservators Carroll Wales and Constantine Tsaousis, who dedicated years of their life to conserving Byzantine painting. Another paintings conservator, Charles Tauss, has surfaced in ICFA’s collections, who worked with Wales and the Byzantine Institute at Kariye Camii, in Istanbul, … Continue reading

Rethinking Oversize Materials in Archival Collections
Byzantine Institute / Internship / Inventory / Thomas Whittemore

Rethinking Oversize Materials in Archival Collections

Written by Deena Gorland, ICFA Intern (Fall 2014) Edited by Rona Razon and Shalimar White Due to previous experiences working at the Smithsonian Institution and the National Geographic, I was relatively well-prepared for the challenges inherent in processing substantial quantities of oversize materials in the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) of Dumbarton Oaks. Certainly, … Continue reading