1) American Museum of Natural History http://anthro.amnh.org/anthro.html (select Asian Ethnographic Collection, then select "Tibet" from the list of countries/cultures above the map [leave "all" in the "culture" category on left], hit "search" and it should yield 2,233 objects). Another option, reported by one student: <<I had been clicking on "Tibet" on the map, since it's not delineated as a country, but looks like a region, I assumed that would be all the Tibet objects from Tibetan cultural areas. But in fact, clicking on "China" on the map and then selecting "Tibetan" within China cultures yields an entirely different set of artifacts--including toy masks which is very interesting.>>
See also, http://anthro.amnh.org/ Collection highlights: a) Tibetan Medical Paintings, b) Buddha Objects (though these are not Tibet specific); and c) Laufer Expedition (1901-1904) (esp. pages 89-92, for Tibetan tanka painted in China)

2) Columbia's Art Humanities website: a collection of art historical sculptures,
architecture and paintings. These images are approved for use by Columbia students only. (copyright)

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3) Another superb website for visual referencing: http://www.artstor.org/index.shtml

4) The British Museum:

5) Musée du Quai Branly's website: http://www.quaibranly.fr/en/accueil/index.html
An important new French Museum. The website is (mostly) in English, though the search engine is mostly in French. When you get to the site, you should go to right side of the screen: Spotlight on the Collections, don't bother filling in the blank line, just click the orange arrow. That will take you to a page where you can select a catalog. Just leave the catalog of objects checked (uncheck the other two), and type in the search term. I typed in Tibet, and got over 1,100 objects. If you want to look for your specific object and don't know the French or Tibetan term for it, you can use the google translation tool or Babblefish to translate from English into French (Tibetan does not work yet). Thousands of pictures of objects are available in the "Scientific documentation" section.

Online Photographic and Film Resources:
1) British photography in Central Tibet, 1920-1950 see: http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/tibet_photographers.html or

http://tibet.prm.ox.ac.uk/ 6000 images

2) Tibetan & Himalayan Digital Library: image database of over 35,000 images http://www.thdl.org/collections/resources/image_search.php
see especially THDL's special collections: http://www.thdl.org/collections/special/
3) For Tibetan college students's photographic work, see: http://www.imagingtibet.org/index.htm Of particular interest is one student's photographs of foreign photographers documenting a ritual in Amdo Tibet, see Lhundrum's "outside photographers": http://www.imagingtibet.org/Students%20Photos/index.htm
4) For other Tibetan still images and participant videos, see the work of Rabsal: http://www.rabsal.org/projects.html
5) Photo Essays on Tibet (Rural life: Nomads; Rural Life: Farmers; [City Life:] Drepung; [City Life:] Lhasa: Continuity and Change.)[[http://filer.case.edu/org/tibet/essays/main.php%3C/span%3E%3Cspan|http://filer.case.edu/org/tibet/essays/main.php<span]] style="font-family: Times">
6) On-line photo exhibitions: http://www.himalayanart.org/exhibits/ see Photo Albums
7) Ma Lihua Old Lhasa : a sacred city at dusk. Beijing: Foreign Language Press, 2003. See images and text at http://en.tibet.cn/newfeature/oldlhasa/index.htm
8) Matthew Niederhauser's "Tibet and Mustang: Visions of Modernity on the Roof of the World" From Summer 2007, two months traversing Tibet and hiking in Mustang; culmination of two years studying and documenting this remote region of the world.

9) Film resources:
**The Frederick Williamson Collection** http://www.thdl.org/avarch/mediaflowcat/project_tree.php?collection=77
23 canisters of film from the 1930s in Sikkim and Central Tibet, available online