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The Museum at the Roof of the World

The Museum at the Roof of the World


"Melong" by Livia Liverani
Thursday, December 4, 2014

In The Museum at the Roof of the World, visual anthropologist and curator Clare E. Harris explores how British and Chinese collectors and curators have historically tried to convert Tibet itself into a museum. This book, available for the first time in paperback, is a powerful account of the museums created by, for, or on behalf of Tibetans. Drawing on fieldwork in Tibetan communities, Harris documents the activities of contemporary Tibetan artists as they try to displace the utopian visions of their country prevalent in the West. Illustrated with many previously unpublished images, this book addresses the pressing question of who has the right to represent Tibet in museums and beyond. 

Join us for a book launch, discussion with the author and contemporary artists Tenzing Rigdol and Gonkar Gyatso, and signing.


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