Silk Roads Institutions

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

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