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Collection of South, Southeast and Central Asian Art
Together with the Berlin Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (BBAW) and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, the Collection of South, Southeast and Central Asian Art is attending to the substantial manuscript collection from the four Central Asian Turfan expeditions during the years of 1902 to 1914, the cataloguing of which has, to date, made considerable progress. As part of a special project, the twenty-one volumes of the so-called "Turfan files" linked to the Turfan expeditions, many sheets of which have become very fragile over the years, have now been scanned and itemised in an inventory. An index offers further a brief description of the content of each of the 8,000 pages as well as a list of names of people, places and other important keywords. Orientalists and historians can now gain quick access to the the material which is not only of interest to researchers of Central Asia but also reflects aspects of the history of science and of museums and sheds light on trade processes, licensing procedures, budget questions and hierarchical structures.
Further information: Dr. Caren Dreyer, Telefon 0049 (0)30 8301 366, email: firstname.lastname@example.org