Another of our “In Conversation” series of educational webinars prepared by Jack Green, Associate Director at ACOR (American Center of Research) and Jessica Holland, Archival Projects Consultant at ACOR (American Center of Research).
They say that every picture tells a story. If that’s the case, there are thousands of stories waiting to be told and retold from these photographic archives. The lecture showed examples of the value and potential role these archives in Jordan have for different kinds of educational use and research and the general importance of online image archives given the plight of cultural heritage. The ACOR Photo Archive at the American Center of Research, Jordan, is an open-access database containing over 30,000 images from the collections of Jane Taylor, Rami Khouri, Kenneth Russell, Nancy Lapp, former directors of ACOR, among others. With images from across the Middle East, Jordan is at the core of the collection, capturing important images of archaeological sites and landscapes such as Petra and Jerash over time, architecture and urban growth, nature and ecology, people and events, as well as changing ways of life between the 1940s up to the early 2000s.
Click here to watch the webinar: https://finnpartners.zoom.us/rec/share/1T538BhTp85kz5TxhRFsabhfO7xU6HFtFlRqCBrVEyeqBqGgNuKuBL9A9z5cczxj.7ognGuWRcAA63l_K
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To find out more about the ACOR Photo Archive and to read the blogs: https://photoarchive.acorjordan.org/
To search for images: https://acor.digitalrelab.com/
The ACOR Photo Archive Project (2016-2020) and the ACOR Digital Archive Project (2020-2024) are both funded through grants from the United States Department of Education (Title VI).