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Educator Resources

Storytelling in the Himalayan Region

Telling stories is a great way to engage a student of any age with a work of art. Students can make the connections between what is happening in a painting or sculpture and the action of a story, learning not just about the object itself but also about the traditions and beliefs of the people who made it.

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Animals in Himalayan Art

Animals are everywhere in Himalayan art and are an accessible entry point for close looking and discussion with younger students. This guide focuses on works of art from the Hindu tradition. The objects, questions, and activities featured explore the role of animals in Hindu art from the Himalayas, including animal vehicles (vahanas) that many Hindu gods and goddesses ride.

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