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

Ground ControlRound table on Thursday 6 February 2020 at Ground Control Paris.

Ground Control as part of their cycle on shamanism has just put online last Thursday's interview with Charles Stepanoff,
Laetitia Merli and Miriam Gablier on the theme of trance and shamanic journey.

See the video

Photographic exhibition at Le Toit du Monde galleryCENTRE CULTUREL TAIWAN

from GILBERT TORRETTA over the Kathmandu valley.

from 27/02 to 21/03/2020

For this occasion, we are organizing a Rooftop of the World party on

Thursday, 27 February, 6 p.m.

At 6 rue Visconti, in the presence of the photographer who will comment on his pictures and share with us his passion for Nepal.

Free admission

Taiwan Cultural Center in ParisCENTRE CULTUREL TAIWAN

Robin Ruizendaal, director of the Taiyuan Asian Puppet theatre museum in Taipei was awarded the 24th prize of the Fondation Culturelle Franco-Taïwanaise at the Centre Culturel de Taïwan in Paris.

The subject goes somewhat beyond our initial area of interest but the quality of his work on puppets caught our attention.

Video link : ici

NiceThe Charles Nègre Museum of Photography - Nice

Present from February 15 to May 26, 2020

Jacques Borgetto. So close to the sky, Tibet

Varnishing: Friday, February 14, 2020 at 7 p.m.
Meet the artist : Saturday, February 15th at 2:30pm

SAPIENZAColloquium at the Sapienza University of Rome

Within the framework of the colloquium
"Shamans, Sacrifices and Ghosts - Day of Studies on the Religions of Nepal", Diana Riboli, members of A.R.C.H. will speak at the Sapienza University of Rome, the

06 February 2020

On the fears aroused by the invisibility of the Christian god and the intra-ethnic conflicts between the Chepangs of south-central Nepal.

createur de masques


The mask designers in addition to their previous creative activities and exhibitions are publishing a newsletter from this year on.

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colloque musée du quai bra


will present in the cinema room of the Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac

Friday, 14 February 2020 at 5 p.m.

The feature-length documentary directed in 1956 by Serge BOURGUIGNON

Sikkim ou le langage du sourire

in the presence of the director

Known to the general public through his film "Les dimanches de Ville-d'Avray", for which he won the Oscar for best foreign film in 1963, Serge Bourguignon was also a great traveller and director of documentaries on hitherto unexplored lands.

In 1955, as a young graduate in film studies, he found himself in India where, by a combination of circumstances, he obtained the rare privilege of a permit to visit for a few days Sikkim, a northeastern Indian state bordering Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan, inhabited at that time by some 100,000 people. The result of this short stay was this exceptional documentary in which, in addition to the beauty of the landscapes, he filmed with sensitivity and complicity scenes of the daily and ritual life of this colourful population with multiple languages, Hindu and Buddhist practices, which was still on the verge of any modern influence. A few English soldiers and Alexandra David-Neel were among the rare visitors to this country suspended between the Himalayan peaks and the alluvial plains, where all innovation came from.

The precocity of this shooting makes it a precious testimony for the knowledge and understanding of the Himalayan cultures.

This film was presented to the Association pour le Rayonnement des Cultures Himalayennes A.R.C.H. on May 9, 2019 2


Friday, January 31, 2020

In the Jacques Kerchache reading room.



On the occasion of the publication of Rituals by Éditions du Cerf.