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Loan agreement South Asia Collection

The UBL and the Friends of the Kern Institute (VVIK) signed a loan agreement for the collection of South Asia, especially India, and Tibet.

The collection contains material from before 1960, which was purchased or donated to the VVIK before or after 1960. The collection includes rare books, recent books and journals,
archives from the collection VVIK, Sanskrit, Tibetan and
other manuscripts, Tibetan block prints and Abklatschen,
a photo collection and a collection of glass plates. The Kern
collection is renowned worldwide.