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  • Galleries and Exhibitions — Dumbarton Oaks
    Music Room Additional spaces including the Special Exhibition Gallery the Textile Gallery the Orientation Gallery and the Rare Book Gallery house changing exhibitions on themes selected by the curators Now on View 75 Years 75 Objects September 8 2015 May 22 2016 February Rotation 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 Stephens Catherwood Revisited Maya Ruins and the Passage of Time From September 1 2015 in the Orientation and Rare Book Galleries and in an online exhibit Clothing for the Afterlife Textiles from the Pre Columbian Collection October 9 2015 April 3 2016 in the Textile Gallery Textiles more than gold and precious stones marked a person s social status in the ancient Andes The sumptuous attire of the ancient Andes offers a glimpse into the cultures elite lifestyles and their perceptions of the afterlife

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  • Online Exhibitions — Dumbarton Oaks
    who sat on the throne had repercussions throughout the Byzantine world and far beyond Decrees letters judgments and commands left Constantinople every day signed by the emperor in red ink and secured with the imperial seal The designs of the imperial seals provide an insight into the minds and policies of the rulers whose image they bore they tell us not only how they wished to be viewed by the recipients of their letters but also how they viewed themselves The Byzantine Emperors on Coins One hundred twenty seven Byzantine coins one for each Byzantine emperor plus the few usurpers who struck coins are presented in this online exhibition All the objects have been selected from the Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Coin Collection in order to present the viewer with a glimpse into one of the largest Byzantine coin collections in the world Leaden Gospels To accompany the 2013 Spring Symposium New Testament in Byzantium this exhibit presents and discusses several of the rare Byzantine lead seals from the collection that depict New Testament narrative scenes and figures Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Museum About Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Byzantine Collection Pre Columbian Collection House Collection Browse the Collections

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/museum/online-exhibitions/online-exhibitions/ (2016-02-18)
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  • From Clearing to Cataloging: The Corpus of Tunisian Mosaics — Dumbarton Oaks
    and publication associated with the Corpus des Mosaïques de Tunisie CMT or Corpus of Tunisian Mosaics The exhibit was developed to coincide with the Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Studies symposium in April 2012 Rome Re Imagined Byzantine and Early Islamic Africa c 500 800 The Margaret Alexander Collection is comprised of research notes publication materials correspondence photographs and slides While the majority of this material is related to the CMT project ICFA also houses Alexander s dissertation notes research materials related to projects undertaken during her Dumbarton Oaks Junior Fellowship and some personal correspondence The collection donated to Dumbarton Oaks in December 1998 is available to researchers by appointment For more information please contact icfa doaks org All archival documents and photographs are from the Margaret Alexander Collection unless noted otherwise On site Exhibit Team Robin Pokorski ICFA Intern Spring 2012 Rona Razon Archivist Hillary Olcott Museum Exhibitions and Programs Coordinator Christopher Harrison Senior Exhibits Technician and Cabinetmaker Acknowledgements ICFA wishes to thank Hillary Olcott Christopher Harrison Gudrun Bühl Margaret Mullett Günder Varinlioğlu Shalimar White and Anne Marie Viola for their expertise time and generous support throughout the process of creating this exhibit and webpage Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Corpus of Tunisian Mosaics Dumbarton Oaks Museum Museum Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives Exhibition Online Margaret Alexander Bliss Gallery Archives Next History of the Corpus of Tunisian Mosaics ICFA Services Access Collections Order Photographs Preferred Citation Hours Monday through Friday 9 a m to 12 p m 1 to 5 p m Contact Tel 202 339 6972 Fax 202 625 0279 icfa doaks org Navigation Library Archives Library Rare Book Collection Garden Archives Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives About ICFA Document Collections Photograph Collections Digital Collections Moving Image Collections AtoM DO Search the Archives Who s Who in ICFA

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/library-archives/icfa/online-exhibits/clearing-to-cataloging/about-exhibit (2016-02-18)
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  • God's Regents on Earth: A Thousand Years of Byzantine Imperial Seals — Dumbarton Oaks
    by the recipients of their letters but also how they viewed themselves For over a thousand years the Byzantine Emperor sat in his palace ruling over the empire as God s regent on earth His was the ultimate authority The emperor was the font of all law granter of titles and offices distributor of largess master of the Church commander of the army head of the bureaucracy and supreme judge The decisions of the individual who sat on the throne had repercussions throughout the Byzantine world and far beyond Decrees letters judgments and commands left Constantinople every day signed by the emperor in red ink and secured with the imperial seal These seals not only protected and authenticated imperial documents they also spread the emperor s image and served as imperial propaganda It is no accident that while one emperor chose to be depicted as a soldier another chose to be shown as a civilian Although Christ accompanies one emperor another might choose St Constantine or the Mother of God or perhaps simply the cross Was his title Greek basileus or Latin augustus Did he want to emphasise his family as an imperial asset or assert his position as autokrator the sole ruler of God s empire on earth The designs of the imperial seals are interesting for more than their artistic value they provide an insight into the minds and policies of the rulers whose image they bore they tell us not only how they wished to be viewed by the recipients of their letters but also how they viewed themselves Imperial seals with their titles images and projection of divinely sanctioned authority show the blend of Roman Hellenistic and Judaeo Christian ingredients that went into the Byzantine imperial recipe We hope that after visiting this online exhibition you

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/resources/seals/gods-regents-on-earth-a-thousand-years-of-byzantine-imperial-seals (2016-02-18)
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  • Leaden Gospels — Dumbarton Oaks
    To accompany the 2013 Spring Symposium New Testament in Byzantium this exhibit presents and discusses several of the rare Byzantine lead seals from the collection that depict New Testament narrative scenes and figures Although used to secure and authenticate documents seals were much more than just a means to protect correspondence and records The design on a seal was a deeply personal choice the image chosen and the inscription reveal a great deal about the people who commissioned the seal An individual s seal was at the same time a statement of who that person was where they were in the social hierarchy and often a statement of personal piety This exhibition is divided into two sections Engraving Lives considers the seals depicting narrative scenes from the Gospels while Architects of Faith explores seals that show the authors of the works that make up the New Testament As the smallest Byzantine sculptures and expressions of faith and status these seals add another dimension to our understanding of how the Byzantines related to the New Testament Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Online Exhibition Museum The Exhibit Engraving Lives Architects of Faith Bibliography Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/resources/seals/leaden-gospels (2016-02-18)
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  • Online Publications — Dumbarton Oaks
    International Style modernism to Postmodern classicism Despite this recognition the Johnson wing has been little discussed or studied This anniversary year provides an excellent opportunity to commemorate the Pre Columbian collection s impressive housing arguably a work of art in its own right Philip Johnson at Dumbarton Oaks Read More Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Museum About Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Byzantine Collection Pre Columbian Collection House Collection

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  • Museum Volunteer Opportunities — Dumbarton Oaks
    for Visitor Service Assistants Description Visitor Services Assistants welcome visitors to Dumbarton Oaks recommend things to see and do within the museum and answer general questions about the collection special exhibitions and museum facilities Requirements Visitor Service Assistants must have excellent communication skills and a warm outgoing and professional demeanor Basic computer skills and internet access for correspondence training and scheduling are necessary Training and Commitment Prospective volunteers attend a brief orientation and training program which introduces them to the museum s collections policies and programs Volunteer Service Assistants commit to serving one three hour shift each week on a fixed day Tuesday through Sunday for at least one year Please click here for the Volunteer Service Assistant Application Docents At this time we are not recruiting for docents Please check back on March 1 2016 Serving as a Volunteer Service Assistant or as a Docent is contingent on securing a favorable background report If you have any questions please contact Laura Symcak Docent Program Coordinator at 202 339 6409 or SymcakL doaks org Document Actions Print this Share Navigation Museum About Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Byzantine Collection Pre Columbian Collection House Collection Browse the Collections Online Galleries and

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  • Fellowship Terms — Dumbarton Oaks
    facilities nearby The Fellowship House is equipped with a gym for the use of fellows while in residence All users must sign a waiver before using the gym Will I be assigned a workspace Fellows are assigned for the duration of their award either an office or a designated carrel in the Research Library or comparable facilities elsewhere on campus as appropriate Offices and carrels are equipped with phones All assignments are final Will I be offered computer equipment Fellows are not provided with computers and should arrange to bring their personal laptop Is lunch provided Fellows are provided with lunch free of charge in the Refectory on weekdays for the duration of their fellowship with the exception of institutional closures Dumbarton Oaks emphasizes community and a good deal of informal contact takes place at lunchtime When the Refectory is not open fellows are expected to make their own arrangements While in residence Fellows may bring their companion and children to lunch for a fee with 24 hours advance reservations provided that space is available On rare occasions Fellows may bring up to 2 professional guests to lunch for a fee while in residence however on days when Fellows elect to bring external guests they should refrain from bringing family members to the Refectory as space is limited Dumbarton Oaks reserves the right to change the Refectory guest policy depending on the availability of seating Can I bring my family Dumbarton Oaks strives to be welcoming to families The new Fellowship House is very close to the campus and the public library public transport a supermarket and many businesses We do our best to accommodate partners spouses or registered domestic partners and children minors provided that they are declared at the time of the November application Any subsequent requests to bring companions to Dumbarton Oaks will not be accommodated except in truly exceptional circumstances and solely at the discretion of Dumbarton Oaks Our housing is limited and our first priority must always be to accommodate Fellows Fellows with partners and children who are declared at the time of the November application receive accommodations on a first come first served basis depending on availability We regret that we may not be able to fulfill all requests Occasionally we reserve the right to decline housing partners and children when resources are scarce or to offer a set housing allowance instead of accommodations Due to IRS and medical insurance requirements we can consider providing visa sponsorship and medical insurance only to legal partners spouses or registered domestic partners and dependents Requests for visa sponsorship and medical insurance for legal partners and dependents must be consistent with what was indicated at the time of application and must be made at the time of acceptance of the fellowship offer Does Dumbarton Oaks provide health insurance for fellows and accompanying family members Fellows are eligible for the Dumbarton Oaks Blue Choice HMO Open Access plan and the cost is shared by Dumbarton Oaks and the Fellow

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