Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World brings to life the most celebrated trade route in history in a dazzling exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History. Named for the treasured fabric that attracted traders from all over the world, the Silk Road stretched from the far reaches of China through the cities and empires of Central Asia and the Middle East. Immersive re-creations of ancient settings feature life-size models, artifacts, and hands-on activities to tell the story of the route's extraordinary golden age and its influence on the world in the following centuries. This exciting exhibition explores a time when the information superhighway was a network of land routes that stretched 4,600 miles across blazing desert sands and snowy mountain passes.
Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York (www.amnh.org), in collaboration with the ArtScience Museum, Singapore; Azienda Speciale Palaexpo, Roma, Italy and Codice. Idee per la cultura srl, Torino, Italy; the National Museum of Australia, Canberra, Australia and Art Exhibitions Australia; and the National Museum of Natural Science, Taichung, Taiwan and United Daily News, Taipei, Taiwan.