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Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection supports research and learning internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies through fellowships and internships, meetings, and exhibitions. Located in residential Georgetown, Dumbarton Oaks welcomes researchers at all career stages who come to study its books, objects, images, and documents. It opens its doors to the public to visit its historic garden, designed by Beatrix Farrand; its museum, with world-class collections of art; and its Music Room, for lectures and concerts. The institute disseminates knowledge through its publications and online resources. Innovative programming has introduced students of all ages to the museum, garden, and collections.

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Jul 01, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019

2019 Byzantine Coins and Seals Summer Program

Applications due February 18, 2019
Jul 01, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019

Plant Humanities Summer Program

Applications due April 5, 2019
Jul 07, 2019 - Aug 02, 2019

2019 Dumbarton Oaks/HMML Coptic and Syriac Summer School

Applications due February 15, 2019



Dumbarton Oaks supports and publishes scholarship in the three 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.

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Online Resources


Microbes Beget Elegance

Ellipse garden thriving after soil restoration, replanting, and renovation

Dumbarton Oaks Announces 2019 Summer Interns

Eight Harvard students will undertake an array of projects