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To date, more than 1300 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.
A stucco head from Turfan in PAM was donated by Horace Jayne (PAM, 1928-23-1).
Ellsworth Huntington (1876-1947) was a geographer interested in the effect of climate change on human civilization.
Their acquisitions, now in the Harvard Art Museums, included a statue of an attendant bodhisattva (Harvard Art Museum, 1924.70) and wall paintings from Dunhuang. Note: 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.] The Museum also houses many sculptures from Kharakhoto.
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. Wang is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Georgetown University.The Dunhuang Foundation US also supported Miki’s most recent research trip to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Yale University Art Gallery and Manuscripts and Archives of the Yale University Library.The first year of the project came to a successful close with her lecture 'Highlights of the Georgetown-IDP Project 2016-17' to a packed audience at the Sackler Gallery on May 31.Posts on the IDP Blog are introducing pieces as they become part of IDP. 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.