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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. IDP News is published twice a year reporting on IDP UK and worldwide news, recent publications and forthcoming exhibitions, conferences and events. The current issue is dedicated to the North American collections of Dunhuang and other Central Asian artefacts, and includes the following articles:

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We are currently carrying out a major redevelopment of the IDP database and website, that will be implemented over the course of 2017/18. As part of this process, we are checking, validating and consolidating records and images on the database. 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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