1938-2013: 75 Years of the Byzantine Object Census at Dumbarton Oaks
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1938-2013: 75 Years of the Byzantine Object Census at Dumbarton Oaks

Written by Jan Zastrow, ICFA volunteer and Certified Archivist The project to conduct a Census of Byzantine and Early Christian Objects in North American Collections began 75 years ago in late 1938 by Mrs. Mildred Bliss, co-founder of Dumbarton Oaks. It was a way to document, catalog, and depict the treasures of Byzantium in museums and … Continue reading

The Basically Byzantine Singers
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The Basically Byzantine Singers

As a treat to start off the new year, we are proud to present the international debut of the Basically Byzantine Singers. Over the holidays, Bob Ousterhout managed to find the original cassette recording of the Santa Sophia song that we highlighted in our last post. Bob recalled that the Basically Byzantine Singers included himself, … Continue reading

We’re on Facebook!
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We’re on Facebook!

We are pleased to announce the launch of the official Dumbarton Oaks Library and Archives Facebook page!  This page represents the wide variety of collections and projects from the Research Library, Rare Book Collection, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, and the Dumbarton Oaks Archives.  Through this page we hope to continue the overall mission of … Continue reading