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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

This work was generously supported by the Getty Foundation. In addition, many people and institutions have provided invaluable assistance and support for this project, and we wish to acknowledge their help. If we have inadvertently left out anyone who helped us along the way, we regret the omission; the fault is ours.

Marcia R. Lieberman and Lama Ngawang Jorden wrote and researched the text, and Philip Lieberman photographed the paintings and documented life in Mustang. We wish to acknowledge Mary Codd and her colleagues at Growing Minds, Barrington, Rhode Island for their work in scanning slides and preparing this DVD and Patricia L. Schreiber for preparing the image maps. Without the aid of Dawa Wangchu Sherpa, Mingma Sherpa. Rinjan Shrestha, who provided liaison with the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), and the many members of the Village Development Committee of Lo Monthang, the photographic survey would not have been possible. And without the funds provided by the Getty Grant Foundation, these records would not be preserved and made available for scholars, for students, and for Buddhists and friends of Tibetan Buddhism throughout the world.

This project was helped forward in many ways by Loten Dahortsang, Lawrence Fish, Lobsang Phuntsok, Kurt Raaflaub, Julian Sobin, Khenpo Tashi Tenzin Rinpoche, His Holiness Sakya Trizin, Jeff Watt, and Lama Pema Wangdak. We are indebted to the faculty and staff of the Department of Visual Art at Brown University, and to Merrily E. Taylor, University Librarian at Brown University. Thanks also to Therese Tse Bartholomew, Roberta Bickford, Vartan Gregorian, Valrae Reynolds, and Marilyn M. Rhie for their gracious help at the outset of this project. Our deepest thanks to Charles J. Meyers, Neville Agnew, and their colleagues at the Getty Foundation, for enabling this project to come to fruition.

We wish to add a special acknowledgment to Professor Frank G. Matero, Director of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania, in recognition of his scrupulous professional exactitude, and his dedication to the preservation of the world's historic legacy.

Marcia R. Lieberman, Ngawang Jorden, Providence and Chicago, 2003.


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