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American Museum of Natural History
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American Museum of Natural History: Asian Ethnographic Collection
Featuring more than 44,000 objects from the AMNH's Asian Ethnographic Collection. Find objects by culture or country, and filter results to see only objects currently on view at the AMNH. Label information only; no descriptions.

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The Buddha Project
Featuring more than 1,000 objects from the AMNH Asian Ethnographic Collections related to the Buddha and Buddhist practice. The collection includes objects from throughout Asia, but the majority of the objects (700+ of 1,000) are from Tibet.

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Laufer China Expedition (1901-1904)
Featuring more than 6,500 objects from China and Tibet, acquired between 1901 and 1904 during the Jacob H. Schiff expedition to China led by sinologist Berthold Laufer. The collection includes "objects used in daily life, agriculture, folk religion, medicine, and in the practice of such crafts as printing, bookbinding, carpentry, enamelware, ceramics, and laquerware. [Laufer] also collected antique bronzes and Han Dynasty ceramics[, and his] interest in the theater led him to make the most extensive collection of Chinese puppets in North America including shadow puppets, rod puppets, and glove puppets in several regional styles, and to record performances on wax cylinders. The collection also includes costumes, musical instruments, and stilts for the Yang Ko folk drama."

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Textile Collection
Featuring 10,500 textiles from through the world, of which 4,500 are from Asia. Objects have label information but no additional descriptive text.

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Tibetan Medical Paintings
"This rare, complete set of 79 Tibetan medical tangkas was painted by the Nepalese tangka artist Romio Shrestha and his Tibetan, Nepalese, and Bhutanese students in Kathmandu during seven years in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... The medical tangkas form a unique document in the history of medicine. Firmly rooted in Buddhism, Tibetan medical practice drew on diverse earlier traditions, from India, ancient Greece, Persia, pre-Buddhist Tibet, and China, to form a synthesis visually documented in these paintings."

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Traveling the Silk Road: Educator's Guide
Online educator's guide to the 2010 exhibition at the AMNH that takes visitors "along the world's oldest international highway, on a voyage that spans six centuries (AD 600 to 1200). (The exhibition) showcases four representative cities: Xi'an, China's Tang Dynasty capital; Turfan, a bustling oasis; Samarkand, home of prosperous merchants; and Baghdad, a meeting place for scholars, scientists, and philosophers." Featuring activities for grades 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12, standards correlations, map, glossary, and more.

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Traveling the Silk Road: My Journey on the Silk Road
An online "travel journal" to introduce visitors to the 2010 AMNH exhibition on the Silk Road. With an interactive map and "stops" in Baghdad, Samarkand, Turfan, and Xi'an. The section on Xi'an covers silk-making and music of the Tang-dynasty era.

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Vietnam: Journeys of Body, Mind & Spirit
Online presentation of a 2004 exhibition, with documentary photographs, art objects and accompanying text that guide the viewer through the following seven "journeys": 1) Time and Space; 2) Gods, Family, and Ancestors; 3) People and Goods; 4) Life and Death; 5) Heroes and Deities; 6) Other Worlds; 7) Through the Year. Includes link to an educator's guide to the exhibit.

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