A guide to museum exhibits that display, and foster an appreciation of, Buddhist art and culture:
Museums & Private Exhibitions: Arts of Asia

American Museum of Natural History, New York
Inspired by this spirit of expedition, more than 20,000 Museum members have explored the world on AMNH Discovery Tours in the company of Museum scientists and educators. Discovery Tours transports AMNH travelers beyond the halls of the Museum to experience firsthand the world's greatest wildlife areas, archaeological sites, and cultural treasures from the Flaming Cliffs of the Gobi Desert to the glistening blue icescapes of Antarctica.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Arts of the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayas • Sculpture of South and Southeast Asia

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford England
Over 20 Thangka paintings are selected from the Museum's own collection as well as three private collections.

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
The Himalayas and the Tibetan Buddhist World — Paintings, major groups of stone, dry lacquer, bronze sculpture, Bhutanese textiles, and rare Tibetan scrolls from the Shalu and Ngor monasteries.

Bogd Khaan Winter Palace Museum
Originally the winter palace of the last king as of pre-Revolutionary Mongolia, named Bogd Javzandamba Agvaanluvsan 8th, it was built in the area of the Temple of Mercy, between 1893-1903. The museum consists of two ensembles: Temples and Monasteries and the Winter Palace.

Boston Museum of Fine Arts
A small but important collection of bronze sculptures and paintings (thangkas) from Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia, and China represents the complex and sophisticated religious traditions of the Himalayas.

The British Museum, London
The British Museum displays an extensive collections of Asian arts and antiquities. The collection extends geographically and historically from Japan and Korea to Indonesia, from China and Central Asia to India and surveys material cultures from the pre-Neolithic to the present day.

Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
The Asian and Islamic Art galleries provide a survey of the full range of Asian and Islamic art in the Brooklyn Museum. It presents more than one hundred masterpieces from these extraordinary holdings, representing China, Korea, Japan, India, Southeast Asia and the Himalayas, and the Islamic world.

Buryat Historical Museum, Buryat, Russia
Visions from the land of Baikal and the Sayan Mountains with the rich culture of Siberia! This page is about the shamanism, folklore, history, and poetry of the Buryats and Buryat-Mongolian History.

The Choijin Lama Monastery Museum
This museum was originally a temple for the younger brother of the last Bogd Khaan, the political and religious leader of Mongolia. It houses, among other works of art, an impressive collection of many wooden and bronze statues, some created by Zanabazar.

Denver Art Museum, Colorado
The Asian art collection, the only such resource in the entire Rocky Mountain region, reflects the diverse creative concepts of a vast and complex area. Four main galleries on the fifth floor are devoted to the arts of India, China, Japan, and Southwest Asia. Other galleries offer works from Tibet, Nepal, and Southeast Asia, as well as fine collections of religious art and traditional folk crafts.

Erie Art Museum, Pennsylvania
The collections of the Erie Art Museum contain over 5,000 objects. Gifts, bequests, and purchases accomplish expansion of the collection. The collections include: Photographs--Japanese, 19th Century; Greater India--Sculpture, bronze and stone; China--porcelains, jades, embroidery, furniture, etc.; Japan--porcelains, netsuke, bronzes, embroidery, etc.; Tibetan thangkas, and Other--various cultures, including Etruscan, Roman, Greek, Egyptian, Pre-Columbian

Gandantegchilen Monastery & Janraiseg Temple
The largest functioning monastery in Mongolia — originally built in 1810 it houses one of the largest standing Buddhism Gods in Central and East Asia, a gild image of Megjid Janraiseg (Buddha of Compassion and mercy).

Guimet Musee National, Paris
Himalayan art has featured at the Musée Guimet since the museum was founded in Lyon in 1879, when a small series of Lamaist objects were on display. Today, the Himalayan collection includes some 1600 pieces.

The Himalayan Art Project
The mission of the Himalayan Art Resources is to create a comprehensive research database, a virtual museum, of Himalayan and Tibetan art. The website exhibits images of art from museum, university and private collections around the world. Further, the Website catalogs all Himalayan art objects that are known through past or present collections or publications.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California
On-line exhibit "Experience the world through art"

"The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama" — Traveling Exhibition, UCLA Fowler Museum
Eighty-eight contemporary artists from twenty-five countries have contributed artworks for an exhibition inspired by the messages, vision, and values of the Dalai Lama.

Mongolian National Gallery
Founded in 1989, the Gallery has an impressive collection of painting representing modern art and traditional Mongolian fine arts. More than 6000 exhibits in the gallery include paintings, sculptures and embroidery made both in modern and classical Mongolian technique.

Museum der Kulturen, Basel, Switzerland
The Museum der Kulturen was founded in 1849 to provide a home for all the treasures brought to Basel from around the world by scientists, travellers and merchants.

The National Museum of Mongolian History
Ulaanbaatar — Founded in 1924, it houses more than 40,000 archaeological, historical, and ethnographic objects. The ten galleries show Mongolian history and culture from the dawn of humanity to present day.

Phil Borges People of Indigenous Cultures
A digital collection — portraits of Tibetan people.

Rubin Museum of Art, New York
The Rubin Museum of Art is New York's newest museum. Opened on October 2nd, 2004, it is the first museum in the Western World dedicated to the art of the Himalayas and surrounding regions. The museum's mission is to establish, present, preserve and document a permanent collection that reflects the vitality, complexity and historical significance of Himalayan art.

Zanabazar Museum of Fine Arts, Mongolia
The Mongolia National Fine Arts Museum in Honor of Zanabazar, popularly known as The Zanabazar Museum, was founded in 1966, with the objective of collecting, preserving and displaying Mongolia's traditional fine arts. It is the nation's most important fine arts institution.

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