New Finding Aids from ICFA
Finding Aid / Kariye Camii / Margaret Alexander / Processing

New Finding Aids from ICFA

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) is pleased to announce the publication of four (4) new finding aids. To view the complete PDF finding aids, click on the thumbnail at the top of the following collection-level records in our online inventory, AtoM@DO. You can also check under the “Finding Aids” field for the direct … Continue reading

Creating an inventory of photographs by Thomas F. Mathews
Internship / Inventory / Photographs / Processing

Creating an inventory of photographs by Thomas F. Mathews

Written by Ariel Polokoff, ICFA Intern (Spring 2015), The George Washington University, Class of 2015 This past Spring semester, I had the privilege of interning in the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection in Washington, D.C. This internship offered a two-fold benefit to my undergraduate education—it was both … Continue reading

The Importance of Being Consistent: Digitizing the William Earl Betsch Collection
Assessment / Cataloging / Digitization / Preservation

The Importance of Being Consistent: Digitizing the William Earl Betsch Collection

Written by Thomas Busciglio, ICFA Intern (Spring 2015), University of California, Santa Barbara – Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) Seeing a professional scanner for the first time is intimidating. A new user like me always wonders how to make the most adequate use of it. In the archival world, the flatbed scanner can … Continue reading

Museums as Places of Storytelling
Exhibit / Holy Apostles / Paul Underwood

Museums as Places of Storytelling

Written by Thomas Busciglio, ICFA Intern (Spring 2015), University of California, Santa Barbara – Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) Edited by Rona Razon and Fani Gargova In 2014, I worked for the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the famed museum of modern art. There, in close contact with the public, I saw a woman kneeling … Continue reading

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