First of three documentary films exploring the cave temples found in Mustang, turning up long lost paintings and artifacts from the caves, including thousands of manuscripts and ancient burial remains.
A talk by Fredrik Heibert at the Asian Art Museum on the Hidden Treasures of the Silk Road exhibition in the US, showing Afghani cultural artifacts.
This is a 2004 National Geographic Special showing how Afgahnis have been working to save their country’s heritage collections, which were seemingly either in shreds or were lost.
A sensitive documentary about the great American wilderness photographer and environmentalist, Ansel Adams.
Lecture at the Metropolitan Museum in New York about the importance of reliquaries in Buddhist culture
Excerpts from a series of films Benoy Behl made in 2005 on the subject of The Paintings of India. In this second playlist I feature the documentaries on miniature paintings.
Excerpts from a series of films Benoy Behl made in 2005 on the subject of The Paintings of India. In this first playlist I feature the documentaries on sacred art.
Two short documentaries giving an overview of Hindu and Buddhist art in India, made by the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, which is one of the largest museums of Asian Art in the world.
A very interesting talk given as part of the Aspects of Angkor series which traces the introduction of bronze work in SE Asia, and also the technologies that are involved in the work.