American Himalayan Foundation (AHF)
This nonprofit organization supports projects in health care, education, cultural preservation, and environmental conservation in the Himalayas. The ongoing restoration of the paintings in Thubchen monastery depicted in "Lost Treasures of Tibet" is one such effort. Visit the AHF's Web site to learn more about its work and the region.
This is an online journal dedicated to many aspects of Asian art. The site includes highlights of exhibitions, and it provides a public forum for scholars and those who work in museums and commercial galleries.
Earthbound Exhibitions Mustang: Festivals in the Forbidden Kingdom
This Web site is mainly for those interested in traveling to Mustang, but it also offers a history of Mustang and a collection of stunning photos.
Visit the Web site of the premier Tibetan cultural institution in the U.S. and learn more about Tibet and its history. You'll also find a detailed calendar of Tibet-related exhibits and activities going on year-round in the States.
East of Lo Monthang: In the Land of Mustang
by Peter Matthiessen. Boston: Shambhala, 1996.
This extensive travelogue of Matthiessen's journey to Mustang describes in fascinating detail the cultural landscape of Lo Monthang, the medieval town seen in "Lost Treasures of Tibet." Thomas Laird's gorgeous photos complement the text.
Tibetan Thangka Painting
by David and Janice Jackson. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion Publications, 1984.
This book provides a step-by-step overview of the techniques and materials used to create Tibetan thangka paintings and includes chapters that introduce the basic principles of composition, color, and proportions.
The Face of Tibet
by William R. Chapman. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2001.
Photographer William Chapman conveys the subtle beauties of Tibetan life with a collection of 122 color photographs.