Fifteen Facts | Fifteen Major Improvements | HAR History
The Himalayan Art Resources website (HAR) went live in September 1997. Here are some interesting facts which you may not know about the site.
Fifteen Facts About HAR:
Did you know that the Himalayan Art Resources website (HAR) has approximately a 1/2 million visitors to the site per year.
Did you know that the most popular pages are the Index Page and Collections Page.
Did you know that there are over 300 museum/institution and private collections on the site.
... the first museum collection was the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art.
... the website had only 625 paintings when it began, and no sculpture.
... the first name for HAR was the 'Tibet Art Project'.
... the biggest single contributor of images to HAR is Shechen Archives.
... the site adds approximately five new museum collections per year.
... HAR was founded by and solely funded by The Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation.
... the first artworks on the site belonged to the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation Collection.
... the Rubin Foundation deaccessioned and gifted all art holdings out of the Foundation in 2004.
... HAR is not legally or financially associated with the Rubin Museum of Art.
... HAR is based out of New York City.
... over the previous 15 years HAR has had 12 full time staff.
... HAR has operated continuously with only three or four paid staff members at any given time since 2001.