Saturday, 3 January 2009

The Caves of a Thousand Buddhas: Russian Expeditions to Chinese Turkestan

The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
December 12, 2008 to April 5, 2009

More than 300 items including sculptures, wall painting fragments, woodcuts, ancient manuscripts as well as expedition documents, photographs, maps and drafts brought by the Russian explorers from the Silk Road are on display, many for the first time. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue and by a collection of papers.

The exhibition is prepared by the State Hermitage Museum jointly with the Institute of Oriental Manuscripts of Russian Academy of Sciences.

For more information see the website.