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Awards for Cave Temples of Dunhuang

In May 2017 the Getty Center exhibition Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China’s Silk Road (2016) received two awards from the American Alliance of Museums (AAM). The exhibition—organized by the GCI, the Getty Research Institute, the Dunhuang Academy, and the Dunhuang Foundation—commemorated over twenty-five years of collaboration between the GCI and the Dunhuang Academy. The presenting sponsor of the exhibition was The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation. The exhibition received an AAM award for Special Achievement: Commitment to Comprehensive Research and Conservation, as part of the 29th Annual Excellence in Exhibition Competition. In addition, the exhibition component, Cave 45: A Virtual Immersive Experience, won the Gold MUSE Award in the category of Multimedia Installations. Creation of the Cave 45 component received support from yU+co and the Dunhuang Foundation.