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


from 06/12/22

This one took place on December 6, 2022 at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. We organised it in partnership with the MEM - Musée des Explorations du Monde de Cannes, the SEEA and the ISARS. It was a great success. The 94 seats of the room were taken by storm and about forty people could not have access, which we deplore, of course.

The twelve interventions we conducted allowed us to understand shamanism in its many forms and to examine whether the activities carried out by shamans present a coherent pattern of rituals, regardless of the context in which they are performed.

All the interventions were filmed by Adrien Viel.

Exposition Merveilles du Toit du MondeWonders of the World's Roof

François Pannier donation,

From Saturday 3 December 2022 to Sunday 28 May 2023,
the Cannes Town Hall presents at the Museum of World Explorations
the exhibition Wonders of the Roof of the World.

In the presence of François Pannier, President of the Association pour le Rayonnement des Cultures Himalayan Cultures (ARCH)

After the opening, the artist Lobsang Chonzo will take you on a journey into the heart of Tibetan culture, to the gentle traditional melodies of the dranyen (Tibetan lute) players, the flute tunes of the nomadic herders, the playful folk dances of ancient times, or the powerful voices of the opera singers of the Himalayan high plains.

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Affiche.Journée detudesSEECHAC STUDY DAY

SEECHAC is organising a study day on the theme:

L’image et son texte dans les rouleaux peints
Images and their Texts in Painted Scrolls

I will hold it on Tuesday 22 November 2022, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, in the ground floor room of the Maison de l'Asie, 22 avenue du Président Wilson, 75016 PARIS.

You will find attached all the additional information and the program.


The Cannes MEM is organizing an exhibition of the donation of François Pannier et Didier-Marc Loeckx


The opening will take place on December 9 at 6 p.m. under the chairmanship of Mr David Lisnard, Mayor of Cannes.

It will be followed at 7 p.m. by a traditional Tibetan show.

This exhibition will be the subject of a catalog.

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Details of the exhibition can be viewed at:

REENAPainter-farmer from the Warlis tribe in India

We are pleased to announce the next conference followed by a debate, in collaboration with the Duppata Association, we will receive


Thursday, November 24, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Peintre-agricultrice de la tribu des Warlis en Inde

She decided to leave her village in western India to tell the stories and myths of her people, their way of life and their commitments.

The evening will break down as follows:

  • Screening of the film '' In harmony with nature, the art of warlis paintings in Maharashtra '' (produced by Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, running time 20 minutes).
  • Conference-debate by Reena Vansing Valvi and Christian Journet assisted by Sumitra Muthukumar on the theme ''From ritual painting to contemporary painting among the Warlis''.
  • Focus sur les Bhagats (shamanes de la tribu des Warlis) et leurs représentations dans les peintures.

Voir ou télécharger : Les histoires et les mythes de son peuple

Réservations au 0143542705 ou sur contact[a]

Vous espérant toujours fidèles à nos événements.

GhurrasExhibition on the Ghurras

Following our exhibition on the ghurras, we invite you to a conference with projection on the subject


which will take place on
at 6 p.m., still at 6 rue Visconti.

Aux racines des MQB 1Aux racines des chamanismes

In the context of the next exhibition


at the MEM, Musée des Explorations du Monde (ex. de la Castre) in Cannes in 2023, curated by Christophe Roustan Delatour and with François Pannier as scientific curator, we are organizing the

6 December 2022
from 9.30 am to 5.45 pm
a study day
The roots of shamanism
in the cinema room of the Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac Museum

in collaboration with the Musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, the SEEA Société des études euro-asiatiques, the ISARS International Society for Academic Research on shamanism.

Download the programme.

Details can be found by clicking on the link: here.

ARCH members will be given priority for access to this day upon reservation.

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Trésors du Tibet, sur les traces de Milarépa

couverture FR 768x1013We are pleased to announce the next conference in the SFEMT 2022/2023 Lecture Series:

Trésor noir et coton blanc

with Alain Bordier, Magali Jenny, Etienne Bock, Jean-Marc Falcombello, Emmanuelle Halkin
discussion moderated by Pascale Dollfus (CNRS)

Monday 14 November at 5.30 pm at Inalco (65, rue des Grands Moulins, 75013 Paris), in room 4.07,
with retransmission via Zoom (to be confirmed)


Summary of the conference:

The book Treasures of Tibet, in the footsteps of Milarepa presents the collection of the Tibet Museum - Fondation Alain Bordier. For over forty years, Alain Bordier has assembled an exceptional collection of works from Tibet, Nepal and India. It was with the arrival of a sumptuously illuminated manuscript relating an ancient version of the life of Milarepa that the project of a publication was born. The aim was to design a book that would highlight this manuscript in relation to the diversity of the collection and its history.

In addition to the presentation of the book by the authors, the manuscript, its illustrations, its contents and the differences between this older version of Milarepa's life, belonging to the category of "Black Treasures", whose compilation is traditionally attributed to the third Karmapa Rang byung rdo rje (1284-1339), and the famous version composed by gTsang smyon he ru ka (1452-1507) will be discussed.

Copies of the book, recently published by Flammarion, will be available for purchase at the conference venue, and a drink will follow the conference. For more information, see the website.