New Oral History Interviews from ICFA
Oral History

New Oral History Interviews from ICFA

Earlier this year, we announced the launch of the ICFA Oral History Initiative (http://www.doaks.org/icfa/oral-history-initiative) in Dumbarton Oaks, a project that began in 2011 with the support of the Dumbarton Oaks Archives (DOA) Oral History Project. This fall, we have added four (4) additional interviews, which complement three (3) of ICFA’s archival collections. In December 2014, ICFA … Continue reading

ICFA wins the 2014 MARAC Finding Aid Award!
Byzantine Institute / Dumbarton Oaks / Finding Aid

ICFA wins the 2014 MARAC Finding Aid Award!

ICFA is proud to announce that The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers, ca. late 1920s-2000s finding aid has been awarded the 2014 Frederic M. Miller Finding Aid Award by the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference (MARAC). On April 26, 2014, during the Spring 2014 MARAC conference in Rochester, NY, ICFA’s Archivist Rona Razon received the 2014 … Continue reading

The Chrysanthemum is Ready for Her Close-Up
Dumbarton Oaks / Film / Gardens

The Chrysanthemum is Ready for Her Close-Up

This is a guest post from Dr. Robin Veder, Associate Professor of Humanities and Art History/Visual Culture at Penn State Harrisburg and a former Fellow in Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks. She recently published “Walking through Dumbarton Oaks: Early Twentieth-Century Bourgeois Bodily Techniques and Kinesthetic Experience of Landscape” in the Journal of the … Continue reading

A Museum Perspective on Archival Practice
Internship / Margaret Alexander / Mosaic / Processing

A Museum Perspective on Archival Practice

Written by Kelly Hughes, Former ICFA Intern (Fall 2012-Summer 2013) and Graduate of the Museum Studies Program at George Washington University As part of my graduate program in Museum Studies in George Washington University, I was an intern at the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) of Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection for the … Continue reading

New Online Exhibit from ICFA: Before Byzantium
Byzantine Institute / Online Exhibit / Thomas Whittemore

New Online Exhibit from ICFA: Before Byzantium

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) presents Before Byzantium: The Early Activities of Thomas Whittemore (1871-1931): http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/icfa/before-byzantium. This online exhibition focuses on Thomas Whittemore’s activities prior to founding of the Byzantine Institute in 1930. Bringing together three of ICFA’s archival collections—The Thomas Whittemore Papers, Early Archaeological Projects Associated with Thomas Whittemore, and The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks … Continue reading

Kerr Photographic Archive Update (Phase II)
Appraisal / Fellowship / Photographs / Pre-Columbian

Kerr Photographic Archive Update (Phase II)

Written by Dylan Clark, Former Dumbarton Oaks William R. Tyler Fellow The first phase of the Justin and Barbara Kerr Photographic Archive appraisal took place in mid-November 2012 when Rona Razon (ICFA Archivist) and I traveled to New York City to visit the Kerrs in their studio and begin the inventory of their pre-Columbian photographic … Continue reading

Nicholas Artamonoff: On Exhibit in Istanbul
Exhibit / Nicholas Artamonoff / Photographs

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