Ecology and Economy: Charles Tauss and the Challenges of Preserving Byzantium
Kariye Camii / Preservation

Ecology and Economy: Charles Tauss and the Challenges of Preserving Byzantium

Written by Jessica Cebra, ICFA Departmental Assistant  In the past, we’ve featured the work of art conservators Carroll Wales and Constantine Tsaousis, who dedicated years of their life to conserving Byzantine painting. Another paintings conservator, Charles Tauss, has surfaced in ICFA’s collections, who worked with Wales and the Byzantine Institute at Kariye Camii, in Istanbul, … Continue reading

Brenda Bernier Photograph and Preservation Workshop in ICFA
Photographs / Preservation

Brenda Bernier Photograph and Preservation Workshop in ICFA

Written by Ameena Mohammad, Pre-Columbian Archives Assistant Got preservation issues? We do! Earlier this year, Brenda Bernier, Head of Harvard Library’s Weissman Preservation Center and Paul M. & Harriet L. Weissman Senior Photograph Conservator, generously brought her knowledge and expertise regarding preservation and conservation of photographic materials to Dumbarton Oaks. The informal workshop followed the format … Continue reading

New Online Exhibit from ICFA: “A Truthful Record: The Byzantine Institute Films”
Byzantine Institute / Film / Mosaic / Online Exhibit

New Online Exhibit from ICFA: “A Truthful Record: The Byzantine Institute Films”

The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) presents a new online exhibit entitled “A Truthful Record: The Byzantine Institute Films”: http://www.doaks.org/icfa/truthful-record. This exhibit aims to reveal the context of the films created by the Byzantine Institute between the 1930s and 1940s by combining them with archival records from the collection The Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton … Continue reading

Thoughts on Traditional Processing and MPLP…
Arrangement / Assessment / Preservation / Processing / Research

Thoughts on Traditional Processing and MPLP…

Written by Rona Razon, ICFA Archives Specialist For a long time, I have been meaning to write a post about my thoughts on the proper way to perform archival processing (i.e. research, assessment, arrangement, description, and rehousing) and the value of “More Product, Less Process” (MPLP). As most archivists know, MPLP is a different approach … Continue reading