The CMHI Historic Photo Board Digitization Project

Over the coming year Nick Carter will organize, research, digitize, and code the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions photo board collection for The Museum System database. Begun in the Carnegie Institution of Washington era by Tatiana Proskouriakoff and other scholars, this archival compilation of Maya inscriptions and related Mesoamerican material is the largest of its kind in the world. The project will enable online research assess and historic preservation of this valuable archive, which was donated by Ian Graham (former CMHI Director) to the museum in 2004. Carter will help assess the logistical requirements for the archive’s long-term curation in its current location and identify and cross-link any extant digital records of the images on the photo cards in the Museum’s database.

Photo by Barbara Fash.