Online Exhibits

Collage of the Nicholas V. Artamonoff Collection The Nicholas V. Artamonoff Collection

The online exhibit for the Nicholas V. Artamonoff Collection virtually brings together the black-and-white photographs taken by Nicholas Artamonoff between 1935 and 1945, which are held at two archive repositories in Washington, DC: the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives and the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives of the Smithsonian Institution

In Istanbul and five archaeological sites in Western Turkey (Ephesus, Hierapolis, Laodicea on the Lycus, Pergamum, Priene), the high quality photographs illustrate buildings, sites, and objects that no longer exist or are in a better state of preservation than today.


Aerial view of the CMT teamFrom Clearing to Cataloging: The Corpus of Tunisian Mosaics

From Clearing to Cataloging: The Corpus of Tunisian Mosaics, an exhibit which highlights the Margaret Alexander Collection at Dumbarton Oaks.  The collection contains documents and photographs, dating from the 1960s to 1990s, that relate to the fieldwork 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.


Studio portrait of Thomas Whittemore by Maurice SeymourBefore Byzantium: The Early Activities of Thomas Whittemore (1871–1931)

This online exhibition aims to present the early personal and professional activities of Thomas Whittemore, an American English Professor at Tufts College, and founder of the Byzantine Institute, Inc. Photographs, taken between the 1910s and early 1930s, document Whittemore's activities in Egypt and Greece, and highlight the Byzantine Institute’s first fieldwork project at the Red Sea Monasteries.


Pierre Iskender measuring the light during filming in the Kariye Camii, September 29, 1948.A Truthful Record: The Byzantine Institute Films

This online exhibit presents the Byzantine Institute films of fieldwork projects in Egypt and Turkey in the context of archival records from the Byzantine Institute and Dumbarton Oaks Fieldwork Records and Papers. It aims to make the history of the films' creation come alive and reveal their use, purpose, and initial reception.


Detail of elevation of the central dome and western dome with depiction of the Pentecost The Holy Apostles - Visualizing a Lost Monument

This online exhibit celebrates the collaborative scholarly endeavor initiated in the early years of Dumbarton Oaks, which had the aim of reconstructing the now lost church of the Holy Apostles in Constantinople.

It was created on the occasion of the 2015 Spring Symposium on the Holy Apostles and accompanies the exhibit on display in the Orientation Gallery of Dumbarton Oaks (April 23 and July 20, 2015)

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