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

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

Size and Scale
Arrangement / Byzantine Institute / Cold Storage / Dumbarton Oaks / Inventory / Kariye Camii / Preservation

Size and Scale

Written by Jessica Cebra, ICFA Departmental Assistant Measuring tools are essential to archaeological surveys, excavations, and other kinds of fieldwork. Measurements not only lend themselves to the documentation process, but offer a sense of scale to those who did not see the object or site in person. Amongst the images of scaffolding, trenches, and crumbling … Continue reading