Get Involved

Join the team!  Help increase public awareness of the cultural significance of Nepal’s lost sculptures.  Be a sponsor, researcher, contributor, or volunteer.

For more information about each of the opportunities below, contact artist Joy Lynn Davis directly at joylynndavis (at) yahoo (D0T) com.


Sponsorship has been given to bring the exhibition of research and paintings to Patan Museum (sponsorship from UNESCO), Nepal Art Council (Sponsorship from the Swiss Embassy in Nepal), and to Washington & Lee University in Virginia (sponsored by the Roger Mudd Center for Ethics).

Additional sponsorship is being sought to exhibit the project further in the U.S. and Europe.

Conduct Research in the Kathmandu Valley

Opportunities are available for Nepali students and interns to assist with fieldwork, photographic documentation of sites of thefts, interviews, translation, transcription, video documentation, updating the website, and maintaining the forthcoming Facebook project page.

Contribute Photographs

If you or someone you know has historical photographs of stone sculptures in the Kathmandu Valley, contribute them to the database! One of the challenges in documenting lost sculptures is finding historical photographs proving what the sculptures looked like and the precise locations they were stolen from.  Photographs taken prior to 1980 are especially useful, since many thefts of stone sculptures occurred during the 1980s.

Share Stories of Lost Sculptures

Tell the world what the sculptures in your community meant to you and your family.  Share your stories and memories of the lost sculptures with the artist directly via email at joylynndavis @

Spread the word!

If you are inspired or moved by this project, tell others about it!  Share it with your friends, students and family.