Scanning, conservation, image identification, database design, data entry, and archival housing of the photographic archives of Edwin (Ted) Brock and Albert Raccah

A project for the scanning, conservation, image identification, database design, data entry, and archival housing of the photographic archives of Edwin (Ted) Brock and Albert Raccah. The project was carried out by the Epigraphic Survey, a research expedition of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. Project Director: Dr. W Raymond Johnson.

A project for the scanning, conservation, image identification, database design, data entry, and archival housing of the photographic archives of Edwin (Ted) Brock and Albert Raccah, carried out by the Epigraphic Survey, a research expedition of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. For over 30 years, Egyptologist Ted Brock worked throughout Egypt, excavating, reconstructing damaged artifacts, and sharing his knowledge with thoughtful generosity. After his untimely death in December 2015, his entire photographic archive was donated to the Epigraphic Survey by his wife, Lyla Pinch Brock. His images thoroughly document all aspects of his work. In addition, when viewed as a whole, his archive maps a time of great changes in Egypt. The photographic archive of Albert Raccah were taken during his career as a photographer. The images shot in Egypt cover a period of approximately 35 years. The final scanned negative count for Raccah’s shots came to 3,548. The Epigraphic Survey houses digital copies of the images and printed contact sheets of the photographs in the archive in both Luxor and the United States. The Ted Brock and Albert Raccah Archives will make significant contributions to our knowledge and understanding of ancient and contemporary Egypt and Egyptology.

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Location: Luxor, Egypt, Northern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): The Epigraphic Survey of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago Funder(s): American Research Center in Egypt - Antiquities Endowment Fund Grant Funding received: $75,000 Commencement Date: 01/2020 Project Status: Completed
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