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A new book “Mongolia: Museum Highlights”

Important works of Art from the Collections of the Zanabazar Fine Arts Museum, Choijin Lama Temple Museum and Bogd Khaan Palace Museum

Now available online!

Mongolia has a rich history and along with it a great artistic tradition. Now for the first time the great art of the three major museums in Mongolia has been collected in one comprehensive book. From ancient Neolithic petroglyphs to stunning 20th century Buddhist art, this amazing collection has now become available to a wide audience.

Highlights include an impressive overview of the artwork of the Buddhist leader and renowned artist Zanabazar. The White Samvara and White Tara are pieces of arts of a unique standard, looking breathtakingly human.

The book features over 50 highlights of the works displayed in the Zanabazar Fine Arts Museum, Choijin Lama Temple Museum and Bogd Khaan Palace Museum in Ulaanbaatar.
Each highlight features detailed background information and a full color picture of the object. In the 118 pages also a short, but very understandable glossary of Buddhist and Mongolian terms is included.

All three museums included in the book are located in historically interesting buildings. The Bodg Khan Green Winter Palace, was home to the last Great King or Khan of Mongolia, and includes a big Buddhist complex. Together with the Choijin Lama Temple Museum it is one of the only sites that survived the Stalinistic purges of the 1930’s. If you don’t have a chance to visit them or if you would like to have a tangible memory of your trip, this book is a must!

Bulk purchase discount available at the Red Ger Gallery located in the Zanabazar Fine Arts Museum in Ulaanbaatar.

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A Testament to the Great Spirit and Success of a Remarkable Woman Explorer In the early 1920s, the last great age of world explorers, a remarkable young woman, Janet Elliott Wulsin, set out with her husband, Frederick Wulsin, for the far reaches of China, Tibet, and Outer Mongolia to study the people, flora, and fauna of the region. Janet’s strenuous, eventful exploration is detailed by a text enriched with excerpts from her candid personal letters. The journey proved to be a test of the Wulsins’ endurance and of their relationship. While in Asia, the Wulsins took many extraordinary photographs, which form the heart of this richly produced publication. They documented tribespeople and sublime desert landscapes, and, perhaps most remarkably, were allowed to photograph the interior of several of the great Tibetan Buddhist lamaseries, many of which have since been destroyed. Several dozen rare, hand-painted lantern slides survived and are reproduced here in splendid color. The photographs from the Wulsin expedition are now in the collection of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, in collaboration with which this volume is being produced.
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