Silk on the Silk Road was an afternoon of lectures by scholars, curators and conservators held on the 11 April 2004 as part of IDP’s 20th anniversary celebrations at the British Library, London. Intended for a general audience, the talks introduced the Silk Road and the textiles collections held in London and worldwide. All the presentations are available to download below.
Silk for Books and Buddhism: the British Library and British Museum Collections Susan Whitfield, Director, IDP, The British Library Download this presentation PDF 63.3MB
Silk in Shoes and Clothing: V&A and British Museum Collections Helen Persson, Curator Chinese Textiles and Dress, V&A Download this presentation PDF 86.9MB
Silk as Money Helen Wang, Curator, East Asian Money, The British Museum Download this presentation PDF 11.2MB
Silks from the Silk Road Zhao Feng, Director, The National Silk Museum, China Download this presentation PDF 16.6MB