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

Practicing Visual Literacy Skills while Decoding Moche Iconography
Iconography / Moche / Pre-Columbian / Visual Literacy

Practicing Visual Literacy Skills while Decoding Moche Iconography

Written by Ameena Mohammad, former Pre-Columbian Archives Assistant (2013-2014); Edited by ICFA Staff  As I mentioned in my previous post about processing the collection Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive, 1963-2011, assessing and providing access to this collection has involved fact-finding or playing detective. I got to spend an ample amount of time looking through photographs of ceramic … Continue reading

Processing the Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive, 1963-2011
Moche / Pre-Columbian / Processing / Research

Processing the Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive, 1963-2011

Written by Ameena Mohammad, former Pre-Columbian Archives Assistant (2013-2014); Edited by ICFA Staff  In the Spring of 2013, Lisa Trever  assessed and inventoried the archival materials in the collection Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive, 1963-2011. Then in October 2013, I was hired as the first Pre-Columbian Archives Assistant to fully process the collection. Aside from … Continue reading

Assessment of the Moche Archive at Dumbarton Oaks
Assessment / Fellowship / Iconography / Moche / Photographs / Pre-Columbian

Assessment of the Moche Archive at Dumbarton Oaks

Written by Lisa Trever, Tyler Fellow in Pre-Columbian Studies PhD in History of Art and Architecture, Harvard University The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) at Dumbarton Oaks is the new home of the Christopher B. Donnan and Donna McClelland Moche Archive, 1968–2010. The archive was given to the institution by Dr. Donnan, professor emeritus of … Continue reading