@Dumbarton Oaks

Dumbarton Oaks

Zone d'identification

Type d'entité

Collectivité

Forme autorisée du nom

Dumbarton Oaks

Forme(s) parallèle(s) du nom

  • Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Forme(s) du nom normalisée(s) selon d'autres conventions

Autre(s) forme(s) du nom

  • Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection

Numéro d'immatriculation des collectivités

Zone de description

Dates d'existence

1940-Present

Historique

Robert and Mildred Bliss retired to their Georgetown home, Dumbarton Oaks, in 1933. They began adding to their already extensive collection of artwork and reference books, anticipating the creation of a research institute. In 1940, the Blisses gave their property to Harvard University, creating Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

"Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection is an institute in Washington, DC, administered by the Trustees for Harvard University. It 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 Gardens, 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 (such as Dumbarton Oaks Papers and symposium volumes) as well as through the Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library (published by Harvard University Press). Dumbarton Oaks also makes accessible ever more of its resources freely online." -http://www.doaks.org/about

Among its many other activities, in January of 1963, Dumbarton Oaks and the trustees of Harvard University assumed all fieldwork activities formerly initiated by the Byzantine Institute. The Dumbarton Oaks fieldwork committee directed and sponsored new fieldwork projects in Turkey (Church of St. Polyeuktos), Cyprus (Church of the Panagia Amasgou at Monagri), Syria (Dibsi Faraj), and present-day Macedonia (Bargala).

Lieux

Statut juridique

Fonctions et activités

Textes de référence

Organisation interne/Généalogie

Contexte général

Zone des relations

Zone du contrôle

Identifiant de la description

US LCNAF n 80061150

Identifiant du service responsable de la description

DDO-ICFA

Règles et/ou conventions utilisées

ISAAR (CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families

Niveau d'élaboration

Ébauche

Niveau de détail

Dates de production, de révision et de suppression

This record was revised by Beth Bayley on November 25, 2013

Langue(s)

  • anglais

Écriture(s)

Sources


  • The finding aid created by the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives

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