This Web site was developed in associated with the exhibition "Restoring Byzantium: The Kariye Camii in Istanbul and the Byzantine Institute Restoration," The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, from 13 April through 12 June 2004 and at the Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, from 24 August to 10 October 2004.
Selected elements developed for this Web site were funded, in part, by a generous grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.
Additional materials were developed as part of a larger project to produce digital materials for teaching the history of architecture funded, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Additional funding was provided by the Office of the Provost, Columbia University.
We are very grateful to This Web site would have been unthinkable without the kind assistance of the Administration of the Aya Sofia Museum in Istanbul for their gracious permission to photograph in the Kariye Camii Museum on a day usually closed to the public. The staff of the Kariye Camii Museum were most helpful and patient during our visit.
We would like to thank Dr. Adolf Hoffmann, Director, Deutsche Archäologische Institut (The German Archaeological Institute) in Istanbul and Franz Alto Bauer, DAI Fellow, for their generous assistance and warm hospitality during our visit to Istanbul. Dr. Bauer was instrumental in obtaining the necessary permits from the Turkish Government that made our work possible.
Holger Klein, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University, Exhibition Curator
Robert G. Ousterhout, Professor, School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prof. Ousterhout generously granted allowed us to adapt several of his written texts for this Web site.
Web Site Production
Robert Carlucci, Director, Visual Media Center, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University: Project Manager
Jeremy Stynes, Educational Technologist, Visual Media Center, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University: Web site design, QTVR photographer
James Conlon, Educational Technologist, Visual Media Center, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University: QTVR photographer, Project Researcher
Andrew Tallon, Visual Media Center Fellow, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University: QTVR and Video Advisor; Installation Consultant
Olsen Jean-Julien, Graduate Student, Historic Preservation, Columbia University: 3-dimensional modeling of the Kariye Camii structure
Sarah Elliston Weiner, Director of the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Jeanette E. Silverthorne, Assistant Director, and Lawrence Soucy, Coordinator, were unflagging in their assistance with matters associated with incorporated our digital programs into the exhibition.
We would also like to thank Ethan Robey, Educational Technologist, Department of Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University who was instrumental during the installation of the computer equipment for the exhibition.
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