Photographs from De long en large Ladakh by Jean Mansion - Édition Findakly. Copyright Lise Mansion

François Pannier

Founded in 1983 on the Butte Montmartre and installed since 2000 rue Visconti, Galerie le Toit du Monde has dedicated itself to the study of Himalayan cultures and to the search for exceptional pieces representative of the richness and variety of art of this region still unknown collectors.

Commissioner of numerous exhibitions devoted to the Himalayan masks and tribal arts in institutions or museums, such as the Museum of Castre au Suquet (Cannes) or the Museum of Asian Arts of Toulon, François Pannier also published a number of catalogs on masks, shamanism and ghurras.

He is also the organizer of the 1st Symposium on the Masks and Tribal Arts of the Himalayas in December 2007 at the Cernuschi Museum in Paris. As part of a major exhibition on the Himalayan masks in Martigny (Switzerland), which will begin in April 2009, a second symposium will be held in April 2010 to take stock of recent artistic research. or ethnographic.