Operations[ edit ] Silk Road was founded in February To sustain a steady stream of revenue, he started increasing oversight to ensure low transaction costs.
Download this Issue as a PDF 1. In JulyDr. In this double issue of IDP News, we show some of the results of her research and success in starting to make many more artefacts from North American collections available through IDP. Sincere thanks are due to Program Director Helena Kolenda for her robust enthusiasm for the project and to the Luce Foundation for the grant that made this possible.
Through dedicated outreach, the project has yielded more than 1, objects from over 30 institutions. The first year of the project came to a successful close with her lecture 'Highlights of the Georgetown-IDP Project ' to a packed audience at the Sackler Gallery on May The project has been based in the The silk road and the internet of Art and Art History at Georgetown, which has contributed office space, administrative support, and access to library resources.
We are grateful to department chair Al Acres, department administrator Darlene Jones, department coordinator Maggie Ayres, and colleague B. Muhn for their unwavering support, assistance, and interest in the project.
Ding Ye, Asian Studies librarian in Lauinger Library, has been instrumental in tracking down specialized research materials pertaining to the material culture of the Silk Road. Former Art and Art History librarian Anna Simon was particularly helpful in publicizing and supporting the project in its early stages.
Moving forward, plans are currently underway for a series of on-site workshops in museums and libraries that will provide opportunities for hands-on engagement with a selection of these artefacts.
They re ect not only the cultural heritage of the premodern Silk Road in a diverse range of media but also its modern discovery and the twentieth century taste for collecting Central Asian antiquities. Through this series of events, we hope to bring together curators, librarians, conservation specialists, faculty, and graduate students in a rewarding, in-depth exploration of the rich heritage of Silk Road collections in North America.
Information about the project was also distributed to various professional organizations through listservs. In addition, I contacted most institutions listed in the American Alliance of Museums. Altogether, the project has reached out to more than North American institutions.
To date, more than manuscripts, objects, and archival materials have been identifed as fitting within the scope of IDP. This number includes very fragmentary pieces and increases if we include collections that we have not had the opportunity to examine.
Similar to the situation in Europe and East Asia, there are collections resulting from expeditions as well as those purchased from various sources. Introduced here are several examples of explorations in the twentieth century. Langdon Warner was a professor and curator at Harvard University.
Their acquisitions, now in the Harvard Art Museums, included a statue of an attendant bodhisattva Harvard Art Museum, Interestingly, although many archaeologists from this imperial age acquired items from Dunhuang, it is Langdon Warner who receives most criticism, with visitors to the caves being shown the places from where these items originated.
Of course, Aurel Stein is also often vilified when it comes to his acquisitions from the Dunhuang Library Cave.
Ellsworth Huntington was a geographer interested in the effect of climate change on human civilization. Davis of Harvard University on an expedition led by Raphael Pumpelly On a second visithe joined Robert L.
His collection, including a few archaeological artefacts and geological specimens along with his photographs, is now in Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library. Crosby purchased about manuscripts in Khotanese and Sanskrit in Khotan in These are now in the Library of Congress Emmerick Thousands of their photographs are now housed in the Lo Archives.
Most of the manuscripts many of which were given them by Zhang Daqian have been transferred to the East Asian Library Collection of Dunhuang and Turfan Materials, which also has a manuscript and hemp sutra wrapper collected by by Guion M.
Gest was founder of the Gest Engineering Company and a frequent visitor to China. The Princeton University Art Museum also houses several manuscripts and other objects.
The latest information on non-Chinese manuscripts will be added to the IDP database through the current project. Another important group of artefacts dispersed in various collections in North America originates from the German expeditions in the early twentieth century.
Pieces identi ed to date mainly consist of paintings, sculptures, and fragmentary murals from Turfan and Kucha. Although I have not been able to review all the provenance records, many of them can be traced back to Albert von Le Coqwho participated in the second to fourth German expeditions, and was director of the Department of Indian Art at the Berlin Ethnological Museum The dispersal is thought to have been precipitated by a financial crisis that von Le Coq faced during his tenure.
Around fifty mural fragments that were considered as less signi cant along with some duplicates were sold through art dealers.
It was a difficult decision for Le Coq, who had been planning an exhibition of the Turfan collection during a time of high in ation rates and a depreciating German mark Lee Farm fields in the ancient irrigation system were edged with boulders to slow the escape of spring flood waters and encourage the deposit of nutrient-rich sediments.
The Map shows: Roads, Railways, and Pipelines on China’s New Silk Road multi-billion dollar integration project aims to connect China to Europe with a network of roads, railways, pipelines. Silk Road, also called Silk Route, ancient trade route, linking China with the West, that carried goods and ideas between the two great civilizations of Rome and China.
Silk went westward, and wools, gold, and silver went east. China also received Nestorian Christianity and Buddhism (from India) via the Silk Road.
Silk Road The Silk Road was many things: a connection for the East and West, a valuable empire building resource, focus of cultures colliding, and a strategic trade route. The most important of these is the connection between the East and West.
Ross Ulbricht, the founder of Silk Road, who was sentenced to life in prison on May 29, Screenshot I just finished reading Nick Bilton's "American Kingpin: The Epic Hunt for the Criminal. Note: The Silk Road has had a reboot to Silk Road If you are a long time Silk Road user then you would have noticed that Silk Road went down for a long time and now there is a new Silk Road .