Remembering the Lost Sculptures of Kathmandu

This project by artist and researcher Joy Lynn Davis documents community response to the theft of stone sculptures from the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal through a series of photo-realistic paintings, photographs, interviews and research about the sites where the sculptures originated.


April 10 – 25 & May 20 – June 7, 2015 (interrupted by the earthquakes)
NEPAL ART COUNCIL, Kathmandu, Nepal
“Remembering the Lost Sculptures of Kathmandu”
an exhibition of paintings and research by Joy Lynn Davis
organized by the Himalayan Art and Cultural Heritage Project
with partnership by Photo.Circle
sponsored by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Swiss Embassy in Nepal
with additional support by the UNESCO Kathmandu Office
and Nepal Art Council


Public Talk by Christian Manhart, UNESCO Representative to Nepal
Friday, 17th April 2015,
4:00 – 5:00 pm
NEPAL ART COUNCIL, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu
“UNESCO’s struggle against art theft and illicit traffic of cultural property in Afghanistan, and its legal instruments and international conventions in this field”
Christian Manhart is an art historian and archaeologist. Joining UNESCO in 1987, he has worked on the conservation of heritage sites in Africa and Asia, particularly Afghanistan. Since July 2014 he is the Head of the UNESCO Office in Kathmandu, Nepal.

A Conversation about Continuity and Renewal:
Recreating, Restoring and Consecrating Sacred Sites and Sacred Art
Sunday, 7th June 2015, 4 – 5:30 pm
NEPAL ART COUNCIL, Babar Mahal, Kathmandu
Guest Participants:
Naresh Bajracharya, Vice Chancellor of Lumbini-Buddhist University
Raju Shakya, Master Repoussé Sculptor
Dina Bangdel, Professor of Asian Art History
Lok Chitrakar, Master Pauba Painter