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Oriental Department

Oriental manuscripts

The Oriental Department is custodian of all Oriental (including Far Eastern) manuscripts of the Staatsbibliothek, as well as its Tibetan and Mongolian woodblock prints. It also holds numerous photographs and microfilms of Oriental manuscripts in other collections. The holdings at present consist of more than 42.000 volumes of manuscripts and woodblock prints, as well as more than 180.000 microfilms. Most of these are copies of manuscripts in Nepalese collections, filmed by the Nepal-German Manuscript Preservation Project . The material is being catalogued by the "Nepalese-German Manuscript Cataloguing Project " at Hamburg university; an online title list is available.

The Database of Oriental manuscripts at the Berlin State Library is online since March 2013.
At present the database provides access to all recently acquired manuscripts from 2010 up to the present day (about 480 volumes) and all digitised manuscripts (about 500 volumes). The number grows continuously.

Any inconsistence in the description of manuscripts is due to the heterogeneous sources used for the datasets (printed catalogues, hand lists, acquisition lists).

The Oriental Department is also responsible for administration and conservation of approximately 40.000 fragments of manuscripts which are part of the Berlin Turfan collections, owned partly by the Berlin-Brandeburg Academy Sciences and Humanities, partly by the Prussian Heritage Foundation. (Some further fragments are to be found in the Museum of Asian Art .)