Lonely Planet review
This is the first museum in the Western world to dedicate itself to the art of the Himalayas and surrounding regions. Its impressive collections include embroidered textiles from China, metal sculptures from Tibet, Pakistani stone sculptures and intricate Bhutanese paintings, as well as ritual objects and dance masks from various Tibetan regions, spanning from the 2nd to the 19th centuries. Rotating exhibitions have included the educational ‘The Red Book of CJ Jung’ and ‘Victorious Ones,’ which comprises sculptures and paintings of Jinas, the founding teachers of Jainism. A small cafe serves traditional Himalayan foods, and the K2 Lounge offers performances and cocktails, and is the perfect nightcap after visiting the galleries on free Friday evenings.