This collaborative digital project supports inter-institutional sharing of archives into a single, public, scholarly resource that makes the important collections of Saint Catherine Monastery at Mount Sinai available to all. The Sinai Digital Archive encourages study, research, and teaching of the impressive Sinai collections of icons, manuscripts, and liturgical objects, as well as the architecture and monumental decoration of the monastery, gathered during the Michigan-Princeton-Alexandria Expeditions to Sinai in the 1950s and 1960s.

 Julia Gearhart (Director, Visual Resources, Department of Art and Archaeology, Princeton University) and Alice Isabella Sullivan, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor of Medieval Art and Architecture, and Director of Graduate Studies) co-directed this project in collaboration with Saint Catherine Monastery at Mount Sinai, and colleagues from the Department of the History of Art at the University of Michigan.

Most recently, this project received support from the Humanities Council at Princeton University for the period June-December 2022, and a Dean’s Fellowship from Tufts University for 2023.

Click here to visit the website and learn more about the collection.

Image: Triptych with Virgin and Christ and Saints. Approx. date: 1783. (c) Courtesy of the Michigan-Princeton-Alexandria Expeditions to Mount Sinai