Over 3,580 new records were published to Archnet between January 1st and December 31st, 2023. Notable new collections include selections from the Balkan Archive of Judith Bing and J. Brooke Harrington, as well as material from the Middle East Garden Traditions project of Dumbarton Oaks. Both sets of material can be found in the Projects rubric of Archnet Collections as both collections will continue to be expanded and developed over time.
New records have been published for dozens of architects, designers, historical figures, and cities. Newly available site records include entries on some of the earliest Islamic gardens in what are the contemporary nations of Iraq, Israel, Lebanon, and Palestine and examples of contemporary architecture from Burkina Faso, Canada, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Morocco, and dozens of other countries. These records are supported by over 2,890 publications and media records, including videos of lectures on African architecture from the sessions organized with A3: Archives of African Architectures and short films surveying conservation projects in India and Pakistan.
In all, the total number of visitors to Archnet increased by over 110,000, with the largest number of visitors coming from the United States, India, the United Kingdom, Egypt, and Türkiye. The most visited sites were the Masjid-i Jami’ in Isfahan, Iran and the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus, Syria. The record for the French photographer Paul Servant was the most consulted name record, and the collection of photographs by Robert Byron (1905-1941) in Iran and Afghanistan.
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