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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 own publications and online resources. Innovative programming has introduced students of all ages to the museum, gardens, and collections.

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Apr 20, 2018 - Apr 21, 2018

The Diagram Paradigm: Byzantium, the Islamic World, and the Latin West

Byzantine Studies Symposium, Jeffrey Hamburger, David Roxburgh, and Linda Safran, Symposiarchs
May 04, 2018 - May 05, 2018

Military Landscapes

Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium


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.

Studies Programs Fellowships & Grants Library & Archives Publications


Seeing Cherries

Rare Book Gallery

Early Acquisitions: Bliss Collecting in Paris and London, 1912–1919

Bliss Gallery | Explores the taste and acquisitions of Robert and Mildred Bliss when they lived in Paris.



Online Resources

Mapping Cultural Philanthropy

Donors and Cultural Institutions in the Nation’s Capital


Dumbarton Oaks Announces 2018 Summer Interns

Eleven Harvard students will undertake an array of projects

Launch of

Paperback editions of classic Dumbarton Oaks titles

The Princes’ Coins

Alexandra Vukovich studies Byzantine imitation coinage in early Rus