Photographs from De long en large Ladakh by Jean Mansion - Édition Findakly. Copyright Lise Mansion
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.
Our 43rd evening conference will take place on January 16, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., still
at 6 rue Visconti PARIS 6, on the theme :
THE QUESTIONS ASKED BY THE HIMALAYAN FILE
OF THE MUSÉE DU QUAI BRANLY - JACQUES CHIRAC
that has many surprises in store for us.
Free admission subject to availability
Reserved in priority for members of the association
François Pannier expressed his desire to create a scholarship for young researchers within the framework of the A.R.C.H.. To this end, and while waiting for the realization of the project, a cheque was given to David C. Andolfatto to support him in his research.
The terms and conditions for the application and awarding of these A.R.C.H. scholarships will soon be specified on the association's website.
During the international symposium "Museums and intangible heritage:
transmission, know-how and museum conservation" which took place on 8 and 9 November 2019 at the Doudou Museum (city of Mons) and the International Museum of Carnival and Mask in Binche, François Pannier spoke on the theme:
The Himalayan world in the twenty-first century. Mutations and deculturation.
The proceedings of the symposium will be published at a later date.
David Cornelius Andolfatto had given us the great pleasure of presenting us, on November 21, 2019, part of his research on
Religion and royalty in western Nepal from the 12th to the 16th century.
Archaeological approach to the modalities of power.
His brilliant intervention was filmed and can be viewed on our website
The defense of her thesis, entitled:
The Country of One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Mountains. Archaeological study of the Karnali basin (Nepal) between the 12th and 16th centuries (under the direction of Mrs Edith Parlier-Renault and Mrs Marie Lecomte-Tilouine)
The thesis from which his presentation was extracted will take place on Monday, December 23rd at the Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, at 9:30 am (classroom Nº2).
It will be followed by a drink at the Roof of the World gallery (6 rue Visconti, 6e arr.).
If you are interested in attending, please let us know. The number of places being limited, a confirmation will be sent to you as well as the access modalities related to the security instructions of the place.