Today we said goodbye to our beloved intern @norawildberg all the way from Princeton University..We had such a lovely time with you this past month. Wishing you all the very best for your future endeavours and thank you so much for all the hard work you have put in while interning at the museum..
Featured Scholar: Thomas Kelly Featured Photograph: Sankhamul,Patan. Born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Kelly first came to Nepal in 1978 as American Peace Corps Volunteer and since he has worked as a photo-activist, documenting the struggles of marginalized people and disappearing cultural traditions all over the world. For the past 35 years, Thomas continues to concentrate his attention on Nepal. The diverse Himalayan mosaic of Nepal’s Hindu and Buddhist traditions is at a cross road and capturing the changing times is Kelly’s passion and concern. He acknowledges culture as a unique and ever changing constellation identified by its language, religion, social and economic organization, decorative arts, stories, myths, ritual practices and beliefs. The full measure of a culture embraces the actions of its people and the quality of their aspirations, the nature of the metaphors that propel their lives. And no description of a people can be complete without reference to the character of its homeland. Just as landscape defines character, culture springs from a spirit of place and Nepal is a country with a deep rooted spirit.
Featured Scholar: Jorg Schmeisser Featured Artwork: Nepal Etching. Born in 1942 in Stolp, Pomerania, Jörg Schmeisser grew up in Hamburg, Germany. He studied Art at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg from 1962-1968. He travelled widely and joined archaeological campaigns in Israel and Greece before moving to Australia to teach Print Graphics at the Canberra School of Art.In the 1970s Schmeisser travelled widely in South and East Asia.He came to Nepal only once for a couple of days. Schmeisser’s work is found in prominent collections worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris and the Cincinnati Museum of Art. Jörg Schmeisser passed away in June 2012, a few days after he had dedicated the etching of the Valley to the Documentation Centre in Taragaon. This artwork is displayed in our permanent art gallery.
It's a gorgeous day here at the museum.Have you visited us yet?? #taragaonmuseum #Nepal #Kathmandu
Coziest workstation ever. #taragaonmuseum
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On the occasion of #InternationalMuseumDay, we are proud to announce the #opening of the #ContemporaryArtGallery at the Taragaon Museum. At the opening of the gallery; performance artist Saurganga Darshandhari, Sabita Dangol and Sundar Lama will be preforming at the Taragaon Museum Amphitheatre. All three artists are also featured in the Contemporary Art Gallery. Come and join us and be a part of this event. 18th Of May | Friday | 4:00 PM | Taragaon Museum Amphitheatre
HAPPY #NEPALI #NEWYEAR 2075 #taragaonmuseum #saraffoundation