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How to Digitise Scrolls: A Step-by-Step Guide from the Lotus Sutra Project

Jon Nicholls, Senior Imaging Technician, digitising a scroll on the Lotus Sutra Project (CCBY Image). Lotus Sutra Manuscripts Digitisation Project The International Dunhuang Project (IDP) is an international collaborative project based at the British Library and with centres around the world. The Project aims to preserve and digitise collections from archaeological sites along the Eastern part of the ancient trade routes known as the Silk Roads, including the Mogao caves near Dunhuang (present day Gansu province in China). As part of this, the Lotus Sutra Manuscript Digitisation Project at the British Library is cataloguing, conserving, and digitising Chinese copies of the Lotus Sutra from the British Library’s Stein Collection . These scrolls were procured by the British-Hungarian archaeologist Sir Marc Aurel Stein (1862-1943), when he travelled to Dunhuang. He was followed by several other foreign explorers who also took away a large number of manuscripts and other items. By d

Lotus Sutra Project: Storage Solutions

The Georgetown-IDP Lecture Series: Following the Silk Roads to North America

Lotus Sutra Project: Scroll with Blue Cover

Breathing New Life into Old Information – Updating the IDP Stein Site Database

Introducing the Lotus Sutra Project - Conserving and digitising the Stein Collection's Chinese copies of the Lotus Sutra at the British Library

North American Silk Road Collections: the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

A mysterious miniature implement

North American Silk Road Collections: the East Asian Library and the Gest Collection of Princeton University