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Project staff and consultants Staff Principal Investigator: Uradyn Bulag Co-Investigator: Stephen Hugh-Jones Co-Investigator: Burkhard Quessel Senior Research Associate: Hildegard Diemberger Administrator: Libby Peachey

Staff

Principal Investigator: Uradyn Bulag

Co-Investigator: Stephen Hugh-Jones

Co-Investigator: Burkhard Quessel

Senior Research Associate: Hildegard Diemberger

Administrator: Libby Peachey

Collaborators

IT Consultants

Terry Chilvers (IT, Database and Map, GIS, Google Maps, Google Earth training)

Camillo A. Formigatti (Website)

Christopher Kaplonski (Images)

Fabio Miarelli (Image Processing)

Academic Consultants

E. Gene Smith† (Textual Material Assessment)

Zenkar Rinpoche (Textual Material Assessment)

Porong Dawa (Textual Material Collection and Assessment)

Michela Clemente (Text Analysis)

Filippo Lunardo (Illustrations)

Agnieszka Helman-Ważny (Paper Analysis)

Alessandro Boesi (Wood Analysis)

Paola Ricciardi (Pigment Analysis)

Mark Elliott (Training in the Organisation of the Exhibition)

Further Consultants

Rachel Hand (Organisation of the Exhibition-photography of book covers)

Charlie Lumby (photography of block and book covers)

The World of Tibetan Books

Zenkar Rinpoche and E. Gene Smith at the Ancient India and Iran Trust, Cambridge.

Tibetan book culture has an history dating back to the 8th century. Closely linked with the spread of Buddhism in Tibet and Central Asia, it tells a tale of traveling people, ideas and technologies. An incredible number of Tibetan manuscripts and xylographs (i.e. woodblock prints) are extant. They represent a fundamental part of Tibetan cultural heritage. The study of the introduction of woodblock printing in Tibet is the focus of the Transforming Tibetan and Buddhist Book Culture project.