The Visual Resources Collection in Princeton University’s Department of Art & Archaeology has just launched an online Sinai Icon Collection. Built around the original color photography in the Princeton-Michigan Sinai Archive, these images document the unparalleled collection of Byzantine icons in Saint Catherine’s Monastery at Mount Sinai. They were photographed during the joint expeditions to the monastery carried out by Princeton, the University of Michigan, and the University of Alexandria between 1956 and 1965, led by renowned Byzantinists Kurt Weitzmann and George H. Forsyth. This new digital resource contains over a thousand images that users can download for use in class presentations. If you are unfamiliar with the icons at Mount Sinai, you may want to begin by browsing the online exhibition of Highlights of the Collection.
- Works in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
- Works in the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth
- Works in the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
- Prints and photographs of Parisian interior design from the New York School of Interior Design
- Architecture photographed by the scholars William L. MacDonald and John Pinto
- New images have been also added to the collection of the American Institute of Indian Studies