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Department of Antiquities, German institute partner to train staff in archaeological photography

25 Apr 2019
AMMAN — A good background in photography can be more important than a classical archaeological education when taking photos of archaeological sites, according to a German photographer.
 
Professional photographer Johannes Kramer recently trained staff from the Jordan Archaeological Museum and the Department of Antiquities (DoA) in the theory and practice of photographing archaeological objects.
 
The workshop was held as part of the “Documentation of Objects in Jordanian Archaeological Museums” (DOJAM) project, implemented in partnership with the German Protestant Institute of Archaeology (GPIA) and the DoA, according to Jutta Häser from the GPIA.
 
The veteran photographer said that he has worked on around 50 archaeological projects in seven countries, and the latest project was another step in merging archaeology and photography.
 
The GPIA plans to export the workshop to other museums, according to Häser, who added that “the photo workshop was one further step towards the professional documentation of Jordanian heritage”.
 
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