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Manuscripts in the Byzantine Collection
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Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss acquired the first manuscript for the museum in 1939. Over the years, the holdings have come to include four Greek manuscripts, one Georgian manuscript, three illuminated leaves from Greek manuscripts, one illustrated leaf from an Armenian manuscript, and four papyrus fragments with Greek writing.
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The Byzantine Emperors on Coins
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One hundred twenty seven Byzantine coins, one for each Byzantine emperor, plus the few usurpers who struck coins are presented in this online exhibition. All the objects have been selected from the Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Coin Collection in order to present the viewer with a glimpse into one of the largest Byzantine coin collections in the world.
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Angela Constantinides Hero and Helen C. Evans
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Oral History Interview with Angela Constantinides Hero and Helen C. Evans, undertaken by Anne Steptoe, Elizabeth Gettinger, and Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City on July 29, 2009. At Dumbarton Oaks, Angela Hero was co-editor with John Thomas and with assistance from Giles Constable of Byzantine Monastic Foundation Documents: A Complete Translation of the Surviving Founders’ Typika and Testaments (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 2000); she was involved with this project between 1982 and 1993. Helen Evans was a Summer Fellow of Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks (1982).
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Stephen Zwirn
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Oral History Interview with Stephen Zwirn, undertaken by James Carder, Erik Fredericksen, Gabriela Santiago, and Francisco López at the Dumbarton Oaks Guest House (Fellows Building), on June 19, 2012. At Dumbarton Oaks, Stephen Zwirn was Assistant Curator of the Byzantine Collection (1986–2012).
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Barbara W. Fash
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Oral History Interview with Barbara W. Fash, undertaken by Elizabeth Gettinger and Anne Steptoe at the Peabody Museum at Harvard University on July 22, 2009. At Dumbarton Oaks, Barbara Fash worked on various projects for the Pre-Columbian Studies program and the Museum.
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James N. Carder
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Oral History Interview with James N. Carder, undertaken by Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent, Elizabeth Gettinger, and Anne Steptoe in the Dumbarton Oaks Guest House (Fellows Building) on July 15, 2009. At Dumbarton Oaks, James Carder was a Junior Fellow of Byzantine Studies (1974–1976) and the Manager of the House Collection (since 1992) and Archivist (since 1999).
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From Clearing to Cataloging: The Corpus of Tunisian Mosaics
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This exhibit highlights the Margaret Alexander Collection at Dumbarton Oaks, and was developed to coincide with the 2012 Byzantine Studies symposium, “Rome Re-Imagined: Byzantine and Early Islamic Africa, c. 500–800.”
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On Display in the Museum
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Photographs of Tunisian Mosaics
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Women in Art, 1850–1910
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Through March 2018 in the Special Exhibition Gallery | Examines the fashionably dressed urban woman of the late nineteenth century in works collected by the Blisses, who admired the art of the Impressionists.
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