Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection supports research and learning internationally in Byzantine, Garden and Landscape, and Pre-Columbian studies through fellowships and internships, meetings, and exhibitions. Located in residential Georgetown, Dumbarton Oaks welcomes researchers at all career stages who come to study its books, objects, images, and documents. It opens its doors to the public to visit its historic garden, designed by Beatrix Farrand; its museum, with world-class collections of art; and its Music Room, for lectures and concerts. The institute disseminates knowledge through its own publications and online resources. Innovative programming has introduced students of all ages to the museum, gardens, and collections. View more information on their Member Feature Page.
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Events taking place between October and December will be available in the Fall Lottery opening on Monday, September 9th.
Beyond the Grave: Unearthing Medieval Egyptian Fashion
Presented by: Dumbarton Oaks
In ""Beyond the Grave: Unearthing Medieval Egyptian Fashion,"" students will uncover the fascinating history of the ornate, colorful, and sophisticated textiles that clothed the people of medieval Egypt from the 4th to the 14th century. Worn in life and often buried with the dead, the Egyptian fashion objects on display at Dumbarton Oaks reveal 1,000 years of history across a broad swath of society: from childhood to adulthood, polytheism to Christianity to Islam, the everyday to the elite. In guided discussion and activities in the galleries, the program will ask students to consider clothing and jewelry, familiar features of our everyday lives and personal and community identities, through an art historical lens (looking at color, symbols, material, production, and historical context) and from a lost world: medieval Egypt, a part of the multicultural Byzantine Empire. Through hands-on activities, students will be introduced to textile designing and making and will reflect on what clothing, both historically and currently, tells us about how people see themselves and want to be seen, what they believe and value, and who they are, in life and death.
Dates: 12/5/19, 12/10/19, 12/12/19, 12/17/19, 12/19/19
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 75 minutes
Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Arts
Ticket capacity: 30