A limited number of rooms at the Nassau Inn are available at a special rate on a first come, first served basis. The deadline for booking rooms, as available, is 12 October 2015. Please book your room by calling the Reservation Department of the Nassau Inn at 800-862-7728 and using the Booking ID 20520 for "Visualizing Dunhuang." Reservations may also be made through the Nassau Inn Website. Follow the link to the "Groups" tab. When asked for the "Attendee code," please enter the Booking ID 20520.
Located at the crossroads of the northern and southern routes of the ancient Silk Road on the edge of the Taklamakan desert in western China, Dunhuang is one of the richest Buddhist sites in China with nearly 500 cave temples constructed between the fourth and the fourteenth century. The sculptures, murals, portable paintings, and manuscripts found in the caves represent every aspect of Buddhism, both doctrinally and artistically. From its earliest construction to the present, Dunhuang has been visualized in many ways by the architects, builders, and artists who made the caves to twentieth-century explorers and photographers, conservators, and contemporary artists. This symposium will explore ways in which Dunhuang has been visualized from its creation to contemporary times.
Mimi Gardner Gates, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Dunhuang Foundation; Director Emerita, Seattle Art Museum
FAN Jinshi Director Emerita, Dunhuang Academy
Neville Agnew, The Getty Conservation Institute
Sarah Fraser, Institute of East Asian Art History, Universitat Heidelberg
Jun Hu, Northwestern University
Annettte Juliano, Rutgers University
Wei-Cheng Lin, University of Chicago
Maria Menshikova, The State Hermitage Museum
Joseph Scheier-Dohlberg, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
ZHANG Hongtu, New York
ZHAO Shengliang, Dunhuang Academy
WANG Xudong, Director, Dunhuang Academy
More information will be posted in late summer.