CAAL is comprised of several teams from University College London, Institute of Archaeology and Central Asian and Chinese institutions. The project is made possible by the generosity of the Arcadia Fund - a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin. Principal partners include the International Institute of Central Asian Studies in Samarkand and Northwest University in Xi’an as well as the ICOMOS International Conservation Center - Xi’an (IICC-X). More information and profiles of individual team profiles is coming soon…



More team and individual institutional profiles are coming soon…in the meantime, here is a short list of teams currently working on the CAAL project:

Republic of Kazakhstan

  • Institute of Archaeology named after A.H. Margulan

  • Archaeological Expertise

Kyrgyz Republic

  • Institute of History and Cultural Heritage

  • Ministry of Culture, Information and Tourism for the Kyrgyz Republic

Republic of Tajikistan

  • Institute of History, Archaeology and Ethnography named after A. Donish

  • National Museum of Antiquities of Tajikistan


  • Institute of History

  • National Department for the Protection, Study and Restoration of Historical and Cultural Monuments

Republic of Uzbekistan

  • Heritage Protection Department, Interregional Inspector of Bukhara and Navoi

  • Institute of Archaeological Research named after Y. Gulyamov

  • Institute of Art Studies, Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan

  • International Institute for Central Asian Studies

People’s Republic of China

  • ICOMOS International Conservation Centre in Xi’an (IICC-X)

  • Northwest University School of Cultural Heritage in Xi’an

  • Xinjiang Archaeological Institute


On behalf of the UCL team, we are proud to have as principal partners the International Institute for Central Asian Studies in Samarkand, Uzbekistan; Northwest University and the ICOMOS International Conservation Center in Xi’an, China.


Key to CAAL project success are our associations with affiliate departments, institutions,and researchers. We are thrilled to reach out and interact with projects and individuals whose work reflects excellence in the digital humanities, archaeological research and conservation, and specialisation in the region.


CAAL is proud to have as an affiliate partner the UCLDH and look forward to working together.


If you would like to partner with us or learn more, fill out the form below and Kim will get back to you.

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