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The International Dunhuang Project: The Silk Road Online

IDP is a ground-breaking international collaboration to make information and images of all manuscripts, paintings, textiles and artefacts from Dunhuang and archaeological sites of the Eastern Silk Road freely available on the Internet and to encourage their use through educational and research programmes.

IDP partner institutions which both provide data for and act as hosts to the multilingual website and database are:

Major IDP partners providing data include:

IDP’s many other collaborating institutions provide data and work on joint projects.

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IDP News Issue No. 49/50, Autumn 2017

IDP News No. 49/50, Autumn 2017 is now available to view online or download as a PDF.

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We are currently carrying out a redevelopment of the IDP database and website. There will be periods over the next year when records and images will be temporarily unavailable. Apologies in advance for any disruption.

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