See how Buddhist beliefs and artistic traditions were transmitted along the Silk Road through this short animation. Thousands of years of trade and invasion brought Buddhist monks into contact with merchants and nomadic peoples in Central Asia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India. To trace these connections, this animation provides geographical and chronological context for objects on display in the exhibition.
Produced for The Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition Buddhism along the Silk Road in 2012.
FORMAT AND PRESENTATION
Video playback initiated by visitors clicking on a physical button, displayed on 32" screen; also available online.
Director and producer: Paco Link
Curator and writer: Kurt Behrendt
Graphic design: Mort Lebigre