1991 October 4 - 1991 November 8
"Seven Years in Tibet: The Photographs of Heinrich Harrer 1944-1951" was the second exhibition in a Museum program, "Tibet at the American Museum of Natural History," celebrating the culture and history of Tibet. The exhibit featured some of the last photographs taken of Tibet prior to the Chinese invasion in 1950. Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian photographer, explorer and author, photographed customs and ceremonies rarely witnessed by outsiders. The exhibit was co-curated by Marcuse Pfeifer and Leslie DiRusso of the Heinrich Harrer Project with sponsorship from the National Geographic Society, Austrian Cultural Institute, Summit: The Mountain Journal, Austrian Airlines, Leica Cameras and Binoculars, and Van Patten Research. The photographs were on view in the Akeley Gallery of the American Museum of Natural History from October 4 through November 8, 1991. Another exhibit, "To Preserve Tibetan Culture: Monks Demonstrate a Modern Craft," appeared simultaneously at the Museum.
Individuals and institutions involved in the creation of the exhibition: Heinrich Harrer Project; Marcuse Pfeifer; Leslie DiRusso.
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