Wednesday, November 19, 2008
This website provides free access to a collection of over 6,000 photographs from Tibet which were taken by British photographers during the period 1920-1950. They are taken from the holdings of the the Pitt Rivers Museum (Oxford) and the British Museum (London) and constitute a rich source of information on the social, economic and political history of the region as well as constituting a valuable visual ethnography.
It is possible to search the website by place name, subject or photographer and to browse original albums and slideshows. Topics covered include materials relating to the Dalai Lama; buddhism in Tibet, the British in Tibet and other Tibetan religious and political ceremonies.