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2. Will my URLs from earlier versions of Archnet still work?

Yes, if they are from the version launched in January 2013. As of October 12, 2021, all URLs from the old Archnet have been redirected to ARCHNET.  

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4. Can I contribute material to Archnet? 

Yes! See our Contribute page for more information. Calls for specific contributions are also also shared in our social media and on the web site of the Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT.  

5. What happened to the Archnet Timeline? 

Timeline has migrated into the ARCHNET NEXT Collections page as a category. These collections provide short introductions for each period, often offering lists of additional resources at the end of the entry. Only the timeline graphic listing the periods along a chronological axis has not migrated.

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