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  • Research at Dumbarton Oaks — Dumbarton Oaks
    areas of study supported by Robert Woods Bliss and Mildred Barnes Bliss Byzantine Studies including related aspects of late Roman early Christian western Medieval Slavic and Near Eastern Studies Pre Columbian Studies of Mexico Central America and Andean South America and Garden and Landscape Studies including garden history landscape architecture and related disciplines Residential fellowships for an academic year semester or summer are awarded in all three areas of study to scholars from around the world In addition Dumbarton Oaks offers one month non residential awards to researchers and short term predoctoral residencies to advanced graduate students Each of the three programs of study supports and disseminates research in its relevant fields through an annual symposium a program of public lectures informal talks and colloquia and publications A program of project grants primarily supports archaeological research as well as materials analysis and photographic surveys of objects and monuments Long term research projects at Dumbarton Oaks include the digitization of the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives and the online publication of our Byzantine seals and coins collections Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Studies Programs Fellowships and Grants Byzantine Studies Pre Columbian Studies Garden and Landscape Studies Opportunities for Harvard Students

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  • Dumbarton Oaks Library and Archives — Dumbarton Oaks
    admits readers as well as researchers who come to Dumbarton Oaks on shorter visits At a time when libraries around the world face increasing pressures the Dumbarton Oaks Library continues to pursue a strong acquisitions initiative and to find ways to make our holdings available to a wider community of scholars The Rare Book Collection originated with Mildred Barnes Bliss s aim to preserve illustrated books from being broken up for individual plates it is especially strong on works of landscape architecture botany and horticulture and includes botanical illustrations manuscripts and drawings Reflecting the research focus of Dumbarton Oaks the collection also includes facsimiles of Byzantine and medieval manuscripts early printed editions of Byzantine texts and works on the art and archeology of the pre contact peoples of Mesoamerica lower Central America and Andean South America The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives ICFA was established to document and preserve material from fieldwork and research projects at Byzantine sites and monuments supported by Dumbarton Oaks In addition ICFA supports scholarship in Byzantine Studies by preserving and providing access to documents and images pertaining to art architecture and archaeology in a variety of media ICFA is also the repository for the Pre Columbian Photographs and Fieldwork Archives and the Garden and Landscape Photographs and Design Archives The mission of the Dumbarton Oaks Archives is to inventory conserve store and make accessible the institute s past current and future records and artifacts Initiated by Archivist James N Carder in 1999 the Dumbarton Oaks Archives consists primarily of architectural plans and drawings historical papers administrative documents documents pertaining to the institute s fellows and scholars and images of people events buildings interiors and the Gardens at Dumbarton Oaks The Dumbarton Oaks Archives also sponsors the Oral History Project Begun in 2008 the project comprises

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/library-archives (2016-02-18)
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  • Print and Digital Resources for Scholars — Dumbarton Oaks
    fields of Byzantine Garden and Landscape and Pre Columbian studies We prioritize publications with ties to the institution through its collections estate projects scholarly meetings and fellowship programs We continue to expand our publications both in print and online to serve the largest possible community of scholars in our dedicated fields of study Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Publications Online Resources Publications Byzantine Seals Online Catalogue Bliss Tyler Correspondence

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  • 75 Years/75 Objects — Dumbarton Oaks
    Dumbarton Oaks Museum continues to collect in the spirit of its founders On view November 1 29 Curator s Tours November 6 and 20 2015 3 p m Reinterpreting Researchers are constantly learning about the past In some cases exciting new discoveries can transform old ways of thinking about objects places and even entire eras As a center for scholarship that brings together specialists in Byzantine Pre Columbian and Garden and Landscape studies Dumbarton Oaks stands at the forefront of reinterpreting and revisiting past cultures and historical periods On view December 3 January 3 2016 Curator s Tours December 4 and 18 2015 3 p m Conserving An ethical obligation of every museum is the preservation of the legacy entrusted to it Conservation work is crucial for maintaining a collection for generations to come A task once performed by artists conservation evolved in the twentieth century with the introduction of science to understand the causes and process of decay Today conservators aim to keep objects as close to their original condition as possible while reducing the rate of deterioration of a work of art On view January 5 31 Curator s Tours January 6 and 29 2016 3 p m Reuniting While much of art history concerns itself with exceptional or singular pieces many objects in museum collections were manufactured as pairs multiples and even serially produced artworks The objects in this exhibit have been reunited after following parallel or sometimes entirely divergent paths Their trajectories have brought them back together here after spending decades apart On view February 2 28 Curator s Tours February 5 and 19 2016 3 p m Pondering While some artworks came to the Dumbarton Oaks collections already extensively researched and published many more pieces entered the collection without much accompanying information raising the basic

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/museum/galleries-exhibitions/special-exhibitions/75-years-75-objects (2016-02-18)
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  • Past and Present: Views of Maya Monuments — Dumbarton Oaks
    2015 Copan Front of Stela H Photo Jay A Frogel Dumbarton Oaks Research Library s Rare Book Collection has recently acquired Frederick Catherwood s Views of Ancient Monuments in Central America Chiapas and Yucatan Published in 1844 this rare edition contains twenty five lithographed plates based on Catherwood s drawings of Maya ruins Catherwood sketched the ruins on his journeys with John L Stephens to Central America between 1839 and 1842 A digital version of this edition is available through the Harvard University Library Page Delivery Service This interactive matches ten lithographed plates of Maya monuments with contemporary photographs by Jay A Frogel to show the passage of time Professor Frogel s photography of Maya ruins and numerous publications from Stephens and Catherwood s journeys are featured in Pre Columbian Studies exhibition Stephens Catherwood Revisited Maya Ruins and the Passage of Time on view in the Orientation and Rare Book Galleries Plan your visit here and view the exhibition booklet here Document Actions Print this Share Past and Present Views of Maya Monuments Stela H Copan Honduras Stela F Copan Honduras Stela D Copan Honduras The Palace Palenque Mexico Archway Casa del Gobernador Uxmal Mexico Gateway Casa del Gobernador Uxmal

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/resources/online-exhibits/past-and-present-views-of-maya-monuments (2016-02-18)
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  • Pre-Columbian Studies — Dumbarton Oaks
    thrived in the western hemisphere from northern Mexico to southern South America from the earliest times to the sixteenth century The activities of the Pre Columbian program include a series of scholarly meetings ranging from an annual symposium addressing major topics in the field to smaller gatherings focusing on specific problems in the anthropology archaeology art history and history of the ancient Americas These meetings are augmented by public lectures featuring recent research by scholars in the field of Pre Columbian studies An active publications program produces two series one based on symposium and colloquium papers and a second featuring specialized studies in Pre Columbian art and archaeology Research opportunities in the Pre Columbian program include residential fellowships short term pre doctoral residencies one month research awards internships and grants for field research Scholars in residence have access to the significant holdings of the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library as well as the Robert Woods Bliss Collection of Pre Columbian Art and specialized archives Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Studies Programs Fellowships and Grants Byzantine Studies Pre Columbian Studies Staff Current and Former Senior Fellows Current and Former Fellows and Visiting Scholars Scholarly Activities Publishing with Dumbarton Oaks Project Grant

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/research/pre-columbian (2016-02-18)
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  • Byzantine Studies Program — Dumbarton Oaks
    academic events to enable historical philological art historical archaeological and theological research into the civilization of the Byzantine Empire from the fourth to the fifteenth century together with its interactions with neighboring cultures Currently three teaching fellows form part of the research community while also teaching at the neighboring universities of the Catholic University of America George Washington University and Georgetown University Scholars are encouraged to apply for one month research awards and doctoral candidates may spend up to one month in residence Dumbarton Oaks supports archaeology through project grants and meetings An annual journal symposium proceedings and occasional monographs are published The important collection of 17 000 lead seals is the subject of a new digital project Byzantinists have access to an incomparable research library the unique holdings of ICFA the 10 000 strong coin collection and the Byzantine collection of the museum Byzant ine Publications Byzantine Collection Seals Catalogue ICFA Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Studies Programs Fellowships and Grants Byzantine Studies Staff Current and Former Senior Fellows Current and Former Fellows and Visiting Scholars Scholarly Activities Publishing with Dumbarton Oaks Project Grant Reports Resources for Scholars Newsletter Summer Programs Pre Columbian Studies Garden and Landscape Studies

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/research/byzantine (2016-02-18)
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  • Garden and Landscape Studies — Dumbarton Oaks
    Installation by Hugh Livingston Dumbarton Oaks is pleased to present two sound sculptures in the Lover s Lane Pool and gardens titled The Pool of Bamboo Counterpoint and String Quartet and 22 Intermissions Please Be Seated The program in Garden and Landscape Studies was established in 1972 to support advanced scholarship in garden history and landscape architecture encompassing the study of culturally and artistically significant landscapes around the world from ancient times to the present The program seeks to deepen the understanding of landscape and gardens as a field of knowledge and research and as a practice carried out by landscape architects landscape artists and gardeners The activities of the program include residential fellowships short term pre doctoral residencies one month research awards project grants for field research public lectures and symposia and temporary installations of contemporary art as well as the new Mellon Initiative in Urban Landscape Studies An active publications program produces symposium proceedings translations of significant texts in a series on the history of gardens and landscape architecture entitled ex horto and occasional monographs reprints and studies in contemporary landscape design Scholars have access to unparalleled resources including a vibrant intellectual community an extensive research library and

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