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The Friends of Dunhuang are dedicated to safeguarding the spectacular Mogao grottoes and their incomparable wall paintings and sculptures.

Established in 2007, the Friends are collaborating with the Dunhuang Academy, custodian of Mogao’s treasures, to raise interest overseas, strengthen relationships with international organizations, and develop support for the Academy’s mission of responsible heritage management.

Please join our efforts to safeguard Dunhuang’s unique legacy. Together we can help the Dunhuang Academy preserve Mogaoku’s priceless murals and statuary for future generations.

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