American Center of Oriental Research
Collection Type: Research center
Collection Size: > 50,000
Period: 1960-1980Later than 1980
Type of Material & Format: Black and White imagesColour imagesDigital filesFilm-based negativesPrints
The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) in Amman, Jordan was founded in 1968. ACOR promotes study, teaching, and increased knowledge of ancient and Middle Eastern studies with Jordan as a focus. ACOR’s permanent headquarters opened in 1986 near the University of Jordan.
ACOR houses a collection of more than 10,000 slides and images of Jordanian archaeological sites, excavations, and artifacts, including slides documenting ACOR’s Petra Church Project, from its inception to completion. These include slide collections of Jim Sauer (ACOR Director 1975-81) and the complete archive of Phillip Hammond who worked in Petra from 1963 to 2002.
A portion of the collection is currently being scanned for academic and eventually accessible to scholars.
Name: Dr. Barbara A. Porter, ACOR Director
Address: POB 2470 Amman 11181 Jordan
Tel: +962 6 534 6117
Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority
Country: United Arab Emirates
Collection Type: State agency/ Ministry
Collection Size: 1,000-10,000
Period: 1930-19601960-1980Later than 1980
Type of Material & Format: Black and White imagesColour imagesDigital filesFilm-based negativesPrintsSlides (positives)
The Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority aims to make Abu Dhabi the cultural center of the region, while promoting national culture and identity as a source of pride and inspiration to the people. Its vision is to safeguard, manage and enhance national heritage; promote and encourage creativity in the fields of arts and culture; engage civil society by providing it with the means to develop cultural expression and knowledge; enrich intellectual production, encourage the fine arts and expose Arab and Islamic heritage on a national and regional scale.
The photograph collection from the Arab Peninsula region includes around 10,000 photographs dating back to the 1940s to the present day, depicting historical characters, events, places and cultural aspects of life. It consists of film-based negatives, positive prints, digital files, black and white images, color images and color slides.
The collection is not available to the general public except upon specific requests.
Name: Daniel Suarez
Address: Nation Towers Corniche Buidling B PO Box 94000 Abu Dhabi
Tel: +971 2 444 0444