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Exhibition Extended until 24 February

By Vic Swift 30 January 2014

Our exhibition Aurel Stein: A hundred years on at the Royal Geographical Society due to run until 14 February will now continue until 24 February 2014.

If you can’t make it to the exhibition you can visit our online version and all the images are now available as a full catalogue on the IDP website.

Human figures outside tent-like habitation in the desert, modern colour photograph.

Between 1900 and 1916 the archaeologist and scholar, Aurel Stein, led three expeditions to the Taklamakan and Lop Deserts of western China in search of the sand-buried settlements of the Silk Road. He excavated scores of sites and took over 5000 photographs. These photographs of ancient Silk Road settlements, stupas and forts in the Taklamakan Desert are shown alongside modern images and video taken on recent British Library expeditions to record the changes of the past century.

An exhibition by the British Library, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and the University of Nottingham. See related events at the RGS.

The exhibition is possible because of the support of:

Download the press release.

Monday 6 January – Friday 14 February
Weekdays: 10.00am–5.00pm
Saturdays: 10:00am–4:30pm
Admission Free

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
1 Kensington Gore
London SW7 2AR, UK

Details of IDP’s 20th Anniversary activities and events can be found on our programme page or downloaded as a PDF.


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