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

Towards an Iconographic Concordance in Mesoamerican Art
Fellowship / Iconography / Pre-Columbian

Towards an Iconographic Concordance in Mesoamerican Art

Written by Nawa Sugiyama, William R. Tyler Fellow (2012-2014) This Tyler Project was designed to follow up on the work previously completed by Dylan Clark on assessing the size and scope of the Kerr Photographic Archive that will be donated to Dumbarton Oaks. In preparation for the arrival of this collection to ICFA, my project re-examined … 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

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