Digital Projects

Princeton Lost

Princeton Lost

This online exhibition originated as an assignment in ART 102-ARC 102, An Introduction to the History of Architecture, a course taught by Professor Basile Baudez (Department of Art & Archeology) in the Spring of 2020. Check the exhibition for a diverse range of architectural styles and functions of the “lost” buildings on Princeton University campus and see where the buildings used to be on the interactive Campus Map.



The Excavation of Antioch-on-the-Orontes (1932-1939)

*in progress* This website is a collaboration between VR, Computational Research on the Ancient Near East (CRANE) and the OCHRE Data Service of the University of Chicago. The website displays all the currently digitized records of the excavation, with more to come. Records and photographs of the numismatics collection will soon be added. 


Mapping Pennoyer’s Photographs
Albert Sheldon Pennoyer (1888-1957) was an officer in the famed Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives (MFAA) Sub-Commission of the Allied Commission. The MFAA was tasked with protecting cultural heritage during World War II. An artist by trade, Captain Pennoyer photographed and documented the catastrophic impact and destruction of war on the cities, cultural monuments, and fine arts of Italy from 1943 to 1945. This digital project presents Capt. Pennoyer’s photographic negatives, which have recently been digitized and catalogued. We are pleased to allow this opportunity for users to browse or search the collection as Captain Pennoyer had organized them: by place.



The Michigan-Princeton-Alexandria Expeditions to Mount Sinai
*in progress* This platform makes available for study, teaching, and research the vast collection of icons, manuscripts, and liturgical objects from the Monastery of Saint Catherine at Mount Sinai. The website brings together for the first time the photographic archives from the Michigan-Princeton-Alexandria Expeditions to Sinai in 1956, 1958, 1960, 1963, and 1965, now held in the Visual Resources Collections at Princeton University and the University of Michigan. The images display the scans of the 5 x 7 inch Ektachrome transparencies and the 35mm slides in color and black and white from the Sinai archives at both institutions. The recent efforts to bring together and make available the Sinai digital collection reflect a desire on the part of both Princeton and Michigan to encourage the study and research of this material among current and future students, teachers, scholars, and the wider public.



Touring Antiquity: The Richard Stillwell Collection
The photographs exhibited here were digitized in 2019 by undergraduate students directly from Stillwell’s collection of negatives. Unfortunately, while there is a contemporary list identifying the images, it does not include the date of each photograph. Most of the images were taken on tours arranged by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Because of the number of photographs featuring Stillwell and the handwriting on the back of the prints it appears that most of these photographs were actually taken by Richard Stillwell’s wife, Agnes Ellen Newhall.