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A Journey Through Western Tibet (1938)

From the University of California, Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art comes this online exhibit dedicated to the 1938 journey of Wilber L. Cummings, Jr. (1914-1943) and F. Bailey Vanderhoef, Jr., who traveled from Kalimpong, India to western Tibet. As UCSB religious studies scholar Jose Ignacio Cabezon explains in the introduction to this exhibit, the pair hoped to "document the...
Himalayan Art

This extraordinary site from the Himalayan Art Project of the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation "seeks to preserve the sacred art of the Himalayas." The Website features a searchable database of over 1,000 Tibetan Buddhist thangkas (sacred paintings and mandalas) dating from the twelfth to the nineteenth century, photographic exhibits of contemporary Tibet and its monasteries as well as photos...
The Tibetan & Himalayan Digital Library (THDL)

As stated on the home page, "The Tibetan & Himalayan Digital Library is an international community using Web-based technologies to integrate diverse knowledge about Tibet and the Himalayas for free access from around the world." In other words, visitors to THDL can expect more than an image database and digital documents, although these materials are present. The Guide to Resources, accessed by...