Tibetan art, Himalayan art, a guide

Tibetan Art, Tibetan arts and culture, attractions; Himalayan art; Nepalese art; Kathmandu art; a list of websites


The Art of Tibet
The Himalayan Art Project, sponsored by the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation, provides access to more than 1200 works of Tibetan art.

Canada Tibet Committee

Conservation of Tibetan monasteries.
Exploration & Research Society (CERS) and Kham Aid Foundation. Conserving Tibetan Art and Architecture


Database of 25,000 pieces of Himalayan art.
Himalayan Art Resources


Faces of Tibet: The Wesley and Carolyn Halpert Collection. David Weldon and Jane Casey. New York, 2003. An illustrated down-loadable pdf book.


Himalayan Art Resources. 
Paintings, sculptures, texiles, museums. 

Human rights in Tibet

Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
TCHRD is a Tibetan NGO that investigates the human rights situation in Tibet and presents this information internationally in various forms.


The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, 

located in Staten Island, New York.


The Mandala in Tibetan Buddhism

The Mandala. Tibbest Tantric Diagrams

Mandala sand paintings.

Mechak Center for Contemporary Tibetan Art
An organization working to promote the works of contemporary Tibetan artists working around the world.

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Tibetan Buddhist Art

Monasteries *

List of Tibetan monasteries. Wikipedia

10 Amazing Buddhist Monasteries (with Photos & Map). Touropia

Canada Tibet Committee

Buddhist Artists Restore Historic Tibetan Murals in Nepal


The Mystical Arts of Tibet

Museums and art galleries *

Museums and art galleries of Nepal.

Welcome to Patan Museum

Narayanhity Palace. Wikipedia

National Museum of Nepal

The Taragaon Museum

The 10 Best Museums in Nepal. TripAdvisor

The 10 Best Museums in Kathmandu. TripAdvisor


Nepal *

Himalayan Art Resources

Trekking in Nepal
Day trips from Kathmandu, Blog and news from Nepal, Mount Everest Trek, Tibet Tours.

Nepal, Katmandu (Kathmandu) arts, culture, society

Nepal travel and information guide.

Sand painting *

Sand mandala paintings.

The Sacred Art of Sand Mandalas

Wikipedia entry on sand mandalas.


Thangka *

Wikipedia entry on Thangka.


Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center
The TBRC database is a database of images and documents from Tibetan history, initiated by E. Gene Smith more than 35 years ago as he began to catalogue the PL-480 Library of Congress Tibetan collection.

Tibet Conservancy for Tibetan Art & Culture

Tibetan and Himalayan Library Literature Collections
University of Virginia

Tourism in Tibet *

Tibet Tours
Tibetan tour operators.

Free Tibet
The newly-opened Gormo-Lhasa Railway has unleashed a huge increase in tourism into Tibet.

Tibet Vacations, Tourism and Tibet
Trip Advisor

Wikipedia entry on Tibetan art.

Tsang (Ngor Monastery), Sakya order Four Mandalas of the Vajravali Series c. 1429–56

Tibetan Buddhist Thangka painting, 19th century