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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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Feb 24, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019

Eya and Niccolo Seligmann

Juggling the Middle Ages Concert
Mar 12, 2019 - Mar 13, 2019

Mesoamerican Codices: New Discoveries and New Directions

Pre-Columbian Studies Colloquium, Diana Magaloni Kerpel and Barbara E. Mundy, Organizers
Mar 17, 2019 - Mar 17, 2019

Howling Gaels

Sunday evening concert



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




Online Resources


A New Project to Improve Garden Ecology

Healthy soil, locally grown trees, and a restored Ellipse

Solving an 800-Year-Old Mystery

Dumbarton Oaks curator cracks the case of broken Byzantine seal

Revival and Restoration in Stained Glass

Artist Jeffrey Miller discusses the state of contemporary stained glass production in France