Newsletter Feb. - April 2009

As of February 2009 the HAR staff have installed new office computers and a new fully raided storage and back-up system for all in-house work. The storage and back-up system has been a long time coming. It is finally here and a welcomed improvement. The website itself has always been fully backed up by our internet service provider.

Since October of 2008 until now 48 Blog entries have been added to the site; announcing new additions, features, collections, exhibitions and links. Whenever new information or content is uploaded to the blog it is also added to the HAR database as a backup pre-caution. The Testimonial Page is growing slowly and on February 3rd, 2009, a second call for testimonials was sent out to all academics, scholars and educators who use the site. Please send testimonials to We are especially interested to hear from those educators that use the site in classroom settings.

To receive e-mail updates for recent postings to the HAR Blog - sign up for Google Alerts and enter "Himalayan Art Resources" with quotation marks. We have tested this and it works although sometimes it takes a few days for the Google bots to re-visit blog sites and send out the e-mail notification.

There have been some changes to navigation both from the Home Page and the left hand navigation menu found on the Secondary Pages. All of these changes should be logical improvements to flow and navigation. If they are not, then please let us know. See Painting & Composition Types, Sculpture, Regions, Countries & Places Index and Religious Traditions.

Thank you for your support & interest,

The HAR Staff

Jeff Watt - Director & Chief Curator (CCO)
Tenzin C. Dharlo - Administrator
David T. Pritzker - Assistant Curator
Simon Chantasirivisal - Image Management

Marvels of the Malla Period: A Nepalese Renaissance 1200-1603
The Philadelphia Museum of Art. December 22, 2007 � June 1, 2008.

Toward Enlightenment: The Sacred Art of Tibet & Universe of a Deity: A Tibetan Sand Mandala
University Art Museum, UC Santa Barbara. April 1, 2009 � June 14, 2009.

Stable as a Mountain
Rubin Museum of Art, New York. March 13, 2009 - July 13, 2009.

The Dragon's Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco. February 20 � May 10, 2009.

Patron and Painter
Rubin Museum of Art, New York. February 6, 2009 - August 17, 2009.

Coming soon: Gongkar Chode Monastery Murals

The 5th Khamtrul Rinpoche by the famous Drugpa Kagyu artist Cho Tashi. Early 18th century.
The Creatures of the Rain Rivers, Cloud Lakes: Newars Saw Them, So Did Ancient India
by Gautama V. Vajracharya.

Warning - PDF File: Coiffe de Pandit by Etienne Bock, an informative article on Indian and Tibetan pandita hats used by Buddhists along with reference to the Bon religion.



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