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Collezione MS.BZ.016 - Ernst Kitzinger Research Papers and Photographs, 1940s-1980s

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Ernst Kitzinger Research Papers and Photographs, 1940s-1980s


  • 1940s-1980s (Creazione)

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6 boxes of correspondence, financial records, research materials, notes, photographs, and drawings

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Kitzinger, Ernst (1912-2003)

Nota biografica

Art historian specializing in Byzantine, early Christian, and early medieval art. He received his PhD from the University of Munich in 1934, under the direction of Wilhelm Pinder. Between 1941-1944, he was a Junior Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks, where he worked on the project called "Archives of Byzantine Art" or in short "Archives"; he was assigned the regional group of the Balkans.

During his tenure as an Assistant Professor of Byzantine Art and Archaeology at Dumbarton Oaks, Kitzinger was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1949, which he used to conduct a survey of Norman mosaics in Sicily. He published prolifically on the subject, particularly on the mosaics at the Capella Palatina and Martorana in Palermo and the churches in Monreale and Cefalù. From 1955-1966, Kitzinger served as Director of Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks. In 1967, he was appointed the first Arthur Kingsley Porter Professor at Harvard University, where he remained until his retirement in 1979.

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The collection documents the fieldwork project undertaken by Kitzinger to survey twelfth-century Norman mosaics in Sicily during the 1950s, including those at the Capella Palatina and Martorana in Palermo and at the cathedrals in Cefalù and Monreale. The project was sponsored by Dumbarton Oaks. It contains correspondence, financial records, photographs, negatives, and oversize materials.

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This collection is currently being processed and a finding aid is in progress. For more information or for access to the collection, please consult ICFA staff.

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Photographs are for research and study purposes only.

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  • inglese
  • italiano

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An unpublished draft finding aid is available for consultation in the Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives.

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Nota bibliografica

Ernst Kitzinger. Mosaics of Monreale. Palermo: S.F. Flaccovio, 1960.

Ernst Kitzinger. Mosaics of St. Mary’s of the Admiral in Palermo. Washington, D.C. : Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, 1991.

Ernst Kitzinger. I mosaici del periodo normanno in Sicilia. Palermo: Accademia nazionale di scienze, lettere e arti di Palermo, 1992-. 6 fasc.

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Preferred Citation: Ernst Kitzinger Research Papers and Photographs, 1940s-1980s, MS.BZ.016, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, Dumbarton Oaks, Trustees for Harvard University, Washington, D.C.



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Copyright for Ernst Kitzinger research materials belongs to Dumbarton Oaks. However, permission to publish materials created by others, including photographs by Fosco Mariani or the Gabinetto fotografico nazionale (Rome), must be obtained from the copyright holder.



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