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About ICFA & Services

Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives (ICFA) supports scholarship in Byzantine Studies by preserving and providing access to images of art, architecture, and archaeology in a variety of media and archival collections that document fieldwork and research projects at Byzantine sites and monuments. ICFA is also the repository for the Pre-Columbian Photographs and Fieldwork Archives and Garden and Landscape Photographs and Design Archives.


Materials are available for research by appointment Monday through Friday 9 AM - 12 PM and 1 PM - 5 PM. To request an appointment, please complete ICFA's Appointment Request Form

For access to both the Research Library and ICFA and to obtain a reader status, check the Library's Access Policy to learn how.

For additional guidance on working with archival materials, check out "Using Archives: A Guide to Effective Research" from the Society of American Archivists.


ICFA provides reproduction services for study and publication purposes. Before coming to ICFA, please read our Reference Use Guidelines and our Reading Room Rules.

For study purposes:

Researchers may obtain low-resolution images free of charge. A copystand and camera is available for self-service digital photography. Researchers may also use their own digital cameras for this purpose. Photocopies of photographs and archival materials may be requested for a fee ($0.10 per page).

For publication purposes:

To reproduce high-resolution images, there is no fee for items that are already in digital format. However, there is a $20 per image charge for photographs or documents that have not yet been digitized. For requests that require extensive research or a significant amount of staff time due to the volume of the order, ICFA reserves the right to assess a $50 per hour processing fee. To order an image for publication, please fill out an Image Request Form.


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The department includes a small, dedicated number of staff assisted by an enthusiastic and ever-changing team of graduate and undergraduate interns.

  • Shalimar Fojas White, Manager, ICFA
  • Fani Gargova, Byzantine Research Associate
  • Rona Razon, Archivist
  • Anne-Marie Viola, Metadata and Cataloging Specialist
  • Beth Bayley, Part-time Byzantine Archival Assistant
  • Ameena Mohammad, Part-time Pre-Columbian Archival Assistant
  • Jessica Cebra, Part-time Departmental Assistant

For a list of available opportunities, please check: Current Internship Projects. Find more information about interning with ICFA, see Internship Policies.

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  • Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives
  • Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
  • 1703 32nd Street, NW Washington, DC 20007
  • Tel. 202.339.6972
  • Fax 202.625.0279
  • Email


Please identify the desired item by browsing our digital, photographic or archival collections. Note the location of the image(s), as well as any negative number(s). Then, fill out a photo order form. Get more details about rights and reproductions on How to Request Images.