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

Protecting the Monuments of Syria
Photographs / Preservation

Protecting the Monuments of Syria

Written by Jessica Cebra, ICFA Departmental Assistant Earlier this year the skyline and citizens of Aleppo lost the minaret of the Great Umayyad Mosque in the ancient walled city, destroyed amidst violent clashes. Many historic monuments, structures, and archaeological sites within the borders of Syria have undergone looting, vandalism, unauthorized excavation or construction, and varying … Continue reading