There are many different cultural, artistic, and academic institutions around the world that devote themselves to research, study, and activity relating to the Silk Roads. This is of great importance in terms of enriching our understanding of the historic Silk Roads, yet unfortunately these institutions frequently carry out their work independently of one another with the outcomes of their activities remaining isolated and inaccessible to other academics and members of the public.
The Silk Roads online platform provides interactive profiles for these partner institutions, through which they can share and promote their knowledge of the Silk Roads and their research efforts going forward. This portal is a platform of dialogue and exchange for these institutions, encouraging a wide-ranging holistic approach to the study of these routes.
While all efforts have been made to present an overview of publications relevant to the Silk Roads, the content and information provided by the works presented here are in no way exhaustive and do not imply the expression of any opinion on the part of UNESCO, nor the endorsement of any of them. UNESCO is not responsible for the contents or opinions expressed therein, which are not necessarily those of UNESCO and do not commit the Organization.
Silk Roads Institutions
|Title Sort descending||Type of Institute||Fields of activity||Country|
|International Institute for the Study of Nomadic Civilizations||UNESCO Category II Institutions||Archeology, History, Nomadic Culture, Religion and Spirituality||Mongolia|
|Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities||Academic Institutions||Archeology, History||Germany|
|Foundation of Silla Cultural Heritage Research Institute||Academic Institutions||Archeology, Architecture, History||Republic of Korea|
|Gyeongju World Culture Expo Foundation||Cultural & Artistic institutions||Arts and Literature, Nomadic Culture||Republic of Korea|
|Hanshin Eurasia Institute (HEI, Hanshin University)||Academic Institutions||Economy and Trade||Republic of Korea|
|Institute of International Maritime Affairs, (National) Korea Maritime and Ocean University||Academic Institutions||Architecture, History, Languages||Republic of Korea|
|Institute of the Oriental Manuscripts of the Russian Academy of Sciences||Academic Institutions||Arts and Literature, History||Russian Federation|
|International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS)||Cultural & Artistic institutions||Archeology, Architecture, Arts and Literature, History, Nomadic Culture||Uzbekistan|
|Iranian Research Center for the Silk Road (IRCSR), Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran||Academic Institutions||Archeology, Architecture, Arts and Literature, History, Languages, Nomadic Culture||Iran (Islamic Republic of)|
|Kazakh Research Institute of Culture||Academic Institutions||Archeology, Architecture, Arts and Literature, History||Kazakhstan|
|Maritime Silk Road Museum of GUANGDONG||Cultural & Artistic institutions||Archeology, History||China|
|National Gugak Center and the Museum of Gugak||Cultural & Artistic institutions||Arts and Literature, Nomadic Culture||Republic of Korea|
|National Research Institute of Maritime Cultural Heritage||Academic Institutions||Archeology, History, Nomadic Culture||Republic of Korea|
|School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London||Academic Institutions||Archeology, Arts and Literature, History, Languages, Religion and Spirituality|
|Taxila Institute of Asian Civilisations (TIAC)||Academic Institutions||Archeology, History||Pakistan|
|The Great Silk Way International Youth Union||Cultural & Artistic institutions||Azerbaijan|
|The ICOMOS International Conservation Center-Xi’an||Cultural & Artistic institutions||Archeology, Architecture||China|
|World Ethnosport Society||Cultural & Artistic institutions|