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

Scanning Kariye Camii Transparencies: Difficulties Encountered and Solutions Implemented
Digitization / Kariye Camii

Scanning Kariye Camii Transparencies: Difficulties Encountered and Solutions Implemented

Written by Megan Cook, ICFA and Library Research Assistant for Digitization Projects

It is imperative to digitally preserve historically significant photographic materials, like the collection of original color transparencies from the Kariye Camii, part of the Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers collection. Continue reading

Introducing ICFA’s 16mm Film Collection
Byzantine Institute / Digitization / Dumbarton Oaks / Film / Gardens / Hagia Sophia / Kariye Camii / Preservation

Introducing ICFA’s 16mm Film Collection

Written by Fani Gargova, Byzantine Research Associate Edited by Rona Razon, Archivist The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) proudly presents the first online release of fourteen (14) moving images from its film collection, which have not been available to an audience outside of Dumbarton Oaks for the past 60 years. First, ICFA holds unique … 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

Artamonoff’s Photographic Puzzle
Digitization / Dumbarton Oaks / Nicholas Artamonoff / Online Exhibit / Photographs / Preservation / Research / Robert Van Nice

Artamonoff’s Photographic Puzzle

Written by Aly DesRochers, ICFA Intern The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives at Dumbarton Oaks holds (among other things) thousands of photographs from Byzantine sites throughout the world.  Most of these have been catalogued, printed and made available for researchers. But our archive still holds some mysteries amid its shelves and cold storage freezers. One such … Continue reading

Dumbarton Oaks Gardens Film
Digitization / Dumbarton Oaks / Film / Gardens / Preservation

Dumbarton Oaks Gardens Film

To all our followers, thank you for supporting the Robert Van Nice Collection blog and our dear colleague Clare Moran.  We hope that through her work at the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA), you gained an understanding about archival processing and an appreciation on the life and amazing work of one of our protagonists, … Continue reading