Partners & Participants



The Himalayan Art Project (HAP) has had the good fortune to work with several organizations that have contributed significantly to the success of the web project.

      Tibetan Buddhist Resource Center (TBRC),: this web based resource provides all of the biographical references for the extensive number of identifiable portrait paintings and sculpture in the HAP database. Half of the portraits in the database are now linked to biographical records.

Also, with the goal of establishing the correct identification of each deity from the vast Buddhist and Bon pantheons, as represented in the database, TBRC has assisted in providing bibliographic records along with digitized Tibetan folio texts used in establishing a definitive identification. Nearly 200 deity images are linked to Tibetan texts.

Please see the examples:

Biographical Details

      Wisdom Publications, a non-profit book publisher, has kindly allowed HAP to use selected excerpts of the book Deities of Tibetan Buddhism to help with the cataloguing of the extensive collection of Gelugpa paintings and sculpture.

Please see the example: Vajrabhairava.

The following institutions, organizations and private collections have provided images of their art to be exhibited on the web site and have directly contributed to a greater knowledge of the unique art of the Himalayan regions.

 Asia Society, New York
 Brooklyn Museum of Art
 Erie Art Museum
 Kham Aid Foundation
 Ligmincha Institute
 Los Angeles County Museum
 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
 Norbulingka Institute
 RMA Cultural Trust
 San Diego Museum of Art
 Shechen Archives
 Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation
 Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
 Tibet House, New York
 University of Michigan Museum of     Anthropology

Private Collections:
Baylis, Robert & Lois
Halpert, Weseley & Carolyn
Jucker, Mischa E.
Laird, Thomas (photos)
Lostand Foundation
Mark Levy & Chog Dorje
Moke Mokotoff
Navin Kumar
Pace Primitive
Pommaret, Francoise (photos)
Rossi & Rossi, Maria and Fabio
Rubin, Shelley & Donald
Sheier-Dolberg, Joseph (photos)