[MR] Fwd: FW: [ISCHOOLDISCUSSION] New Exhibit of Archival Materials at Dumbarton Oaks

Jacintha of Highland Foorde via Atlantia atlantia at seahorse.atlantia.sca.org
Wed Apr 29 18:25:27 PDT 2015

For those in a Byzantium milieu: Might be of interest.

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*Sent:* Monday, April 27, 2015 9:57 AM
*Subject:*  New Exhibit of Archival Materials at Dumbarton Oaks

   Dear colleagues,

 The Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) of Dumbarton Oaks is
proud to announce the opening of its newest exhibition!

 The exhibition will be on view in the Orientation Gallery and the Bliss
Gallery Vitrine at Dumbarton Oaks (1703 32nd Street NW) from April 24 to
July 20, 2015. For further exploration, we have also prepared an
accompanying booklet and online exhibition (www.doaks.org/holy-apostles).
And, for a behind-the-scenes look at preparations for the exhibit, see
the Dumbarton
Oaks Library and Archives Facebook page

 In conjunction with the 2015 Byzantine Studies Symposium
Dumbarton Oaks, Fani Gargova and Beatrice Daskas curated “*The Holy
Apostles: Visualizing a Lost Monument.*” The exhibition highlights drawings
by Paul A. Underwood
which resulted from a project to reconstruct the lost church of the Holy
Apostles in Constantinople. The drawings were recently conserved at Harvard
Library’s Weissman Preservation Center
<http://library.harvard.edu/preservation/special-collections> and are
displayed with related archival materials, all from ICFA’s collections.

 In 1945, art historian Albert M. Friend initiated a project to visually
reconstruct the church of the Holy Apostles, which was destroyed after the
fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453. The project team
included architectural historian Paul Underwood and philologist Glanville
Downey. Their sketches, notes, and large-scale architectural drawings
illustrate the scholars’ working methods and the nature of their
interdisciplinary work, using both primary sources and comparisons with
preserved sites. The goal of the project was a comprehensive publication on
the Holy Apostles that would present the architecture, mosaic decoration,
and relevant texts describing the vanished monument.

 With this exhibition, ICFA aims to draw greater attention to this
collaborative scholarly project initiated in the early years of Dumbarton

 The ICFA Team
 icfa at doaks.org

Lady Jacintha of Highland Foorde
Barony of Highland Foorde Youth Officer
Maryland Vice-Chancellor of Youth
Vice-Chancellor of Pages
Kingdom of Atlantia
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