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COLLECTION Identifier: PH.BZ.025

Paul Hetherington photographs of Greece

Scope and Contents

This collection primarily documents Byzantine and Medieval architecture throughout Greece in photographs by Paul Hetherington taken between 1960 and 2001. Images also include a variety of ubiquitous scenes and landscapes captured during Hetherington’s travels. The photographs were used to illustrate two publications by Hetherington: Byzantine and Medieval Greece: Churches, Castles and Art of the Mainland and the Peloponnese (London: Murray, 1991) and The Greek Islands: Guide to the Byzantine and Medieval Buildings and Their Art (London: Quiller, c2001).


  • Creation: circa 1960-2001

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2.5 linear feet (2 boxes of photographs, 8 boxes of 35mm slides)

Biographical / Historical

Paul B. Hetherington (1934-) is an art historian focusing on Byzantine studies who did his degree at the Courtauld Institute of Art and taught at the Wimbledon College of Art. Prior to his academic career he worked briefly as a professional silversmith.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was donated to Dumbarton Oaks by Paul Hetherington in 2017.

Paul Hetherington photographs of Greece, circa 1960-2001 (PH.BZ.025): Finding Aid
Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives; Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Harvard University.
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Repository Details

Part of the Dumbarton Oaks Repository

Dumbarton Oaks holds archival collections in its Rare Book Collection, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, and the Dumbarton Oaks Archives. The collections include: the papers of noteworthy scholars in the three fields that Dumbarton Oaks supports (Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape); image collections depicting objects or sites of topical interest to scholars in the three fields; Beatrix Farrand’s personal archive of letters and original drawings that document the development of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden; and institutional records and architectural plans and drawings documenting the history of Dumbarton Oaks. For more information about hours and to make an appointment to consult any of the collections listed here, please fill out the request form:

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