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SUB-SERIES Identifier: MS.BZ.004, Subgroup 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 2, Boxes 3-24

Fieldwork notebooks, Hagia Sophia and Kariye Camii, 1940-1954

Scope and Contents

Between late 1940's and 1950's, the staff of the Byzantine Institute started conservation and restoration work in Kariye Camii and Hagia Sophia at the same time. They divided their work day between the two sites.


  • 1940-1954

Language of Materials

Coptic, English, French, German, Greek, Russian, Turkish

Conditions Governing Access

An appointment is required to consult the collection. Please submit appointment requests here: For research queries, contact the staff of Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives ( Subgroup 2, Series 1 of this collection (fieldwork notebooks and research notes, 1929- 1970s) has been fully digitized and is accessible online through this finding aid.


1 box

Repository Details

Part of the Dumbarton Oaks Repository

With more than a million unique and historical items, archival collections in ICFA represent the three areas of study supported by Dumbarton Oaks: Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape. Collections are generally comprised of administrative records, fieldwork papers, photographic prints, negatives, slides, oversize drawings, and moving images. Appointments are available Monday to Friday from 9:30am-12pm and 1-4:40pm (excpet Federal Holidays).

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