The Silk Roads: Connecting Communities, Markets, and Minds Since Antiquity

Silk Road Exhibitions and Collections

Agnew, Neville, Marcia Reed, and Tevvy Ball, eds., Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road. Los Angeles: Getty Conservation Institute, 2016.

Bhattacharya-Haesner, Chhaya. Central Asian Temple Banners in the Turfan Collection of the Museum für Indische Kunst, Berlin: Painted Textiles from the Northern Silk Route. Berlin: Reimer, 2003.

Chandra, Lokesh, and Nirmala Sharma. Buddhist Paintings of Tun-huang in the National Museum, New Delhi. New Delhi: Niyogi Books, 2012.

Debreczeny, Karl, ed. Faith and Empire: Art and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism. New York: Rubin Museum of Art, 2019.

Deshpande, O.P. Peshchery Tysiachi Budd: rossiiskie ekspeditsii na Shelkovom puti (The caves of one thousand Buddhas: Russian expeditions along the Silk Route). Sankt-Peterburg: Izd-vo Gosudarstvennogo Ermitazha, 2008.

Giés, Jacques, ed. The Arts of Central Asia: The Pelliot Collection in the Musée Guimet. Trans. Hero Friesen in collaboration with Roderick Whitfield. 3 vols. London: Serindia Publications, 1996.

Gulácsi, Zsuzsanna. Manichaean Art in Berlin Collections. Turnhout: Brepols, 2001.

Härtel, Herbert, ed. Along the Ancient Silk Routes: Central Asian Art from the West Berlin State Museums. New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1982.

Juliano, Annette, and Judith Lerner, eds. Monks and Merchants: Silk Road Treasures from Northwest China. New York: Abrams, Inc., with the Asia Society, 2001.

Kim, Haewon. “A History of Central Asian Collection at National Museum of Korea.” International Journal of Korean Archaeology and Art 4 (2010), 161–173.

Kwon, Young-pil. “The Ōtani Collection.” Orientations 20, no. 3 (1989), 53–63.

Lee, Sonya S. “Central Asia Coming to the Museum: The Display of Kucha Mural Fragments in Interwar Germany and the United States.” Journal of the History of Collections 28, no. 3 (November, 2016), pp. 417–436.

Li, Jian, ed. The Glory of the Silk Road: Art from Ancient China.  Dayton, OH: Dayton Art Institute, 2003.

Lurje, Pavel, and Kira Samosjoek. Expedition Silk Road: Journey to the West: Treasures from the Hermitage. Amsterdam: De Nieuwe Kerk, 2014.

Piotrovskii, Mikhail Borisovich, ed. Lost Empire of the Silk Road: Buddhist Art from Khara Khoto X-XIIIth Century. Milan: Electa; Lugano: Thysse-Bornemisza Foundation, 1993.

Silk Road Exposition, ed. The Oasis and Steppe Routes: The Grand Exhibition of Silk Road Civilizations. Nara: Nara National Museum, 1988.

———. The Sea Route: The Grand Exhibition of Silk Road Civilizations. Nara: Nara National Museum, 1988.

Ting, Joseph. The Maritime Silk Route: 2000 Years of the South China Sea. Hong Kong: Urban Council, 1996.

Vandier-Nicolas, Nicole, Simone Gaulier, Françoise Leblond, Louis Hambis, et al. Bannières et peintures de Touen-Houang : Conservées au Musée Guimet. 2 vols. Paris: A. Maisonneuve, 1974–76.

Whitfield, Roderick. The Art of Central Asia: The Stein Collection in the British Museum. 2 vols.  Tokyo: Kodansha, 1982.

Whitfield, Roderick, and Anne Farrer. Caves of the Thousand Buddhas: Chinese Art from the Silk Route. New York: George Braziler, 1990.

Whitfield, Susan, ed. The Silk Road: Trade, Travel, War, and Faith. Chicago, Serindia, 2004.

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