Exhibition opens Today
Aurel Stein and the Silk Road: a hundred years on

Between 1900 and 1916 the archaeologist and scholar, Aurel Stein, led three expeditions to the Taklamakan and Lop Deserts of western China in search of the sand-buried settlements of the Silk Road. He excavated scores of sites and took over 5000 photographs. These photographs of ancient Silk Road settlements, stupas and forts in the Taklamakan Desert are shown alongside modern images and video taken on recent British Library expeditions to record the changes of the past century.

An exhibition by the British Library, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) and the University of Nottingham. See related events at the RGS.

The exhibition is possible because of the support of:
The Arts and Humanities Research Council
Hahnemühle FineArt (UK)

Download the press release.

Monday 6 January – Friday 14 February
Weekdays: 10.00am–5.00pm
Saturdays: 10:00am–4:30pm
Admission Free

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
1 Kensington Gore
London SW7 2AR, UK

Details of IDP’s 20th Anniversary activities and events can be found on our programme page or downloaded as a PDF.

An online version of the exhibition will be available on the IDP website shortly.