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Zara Fleming

Trip Scholar

Zara is an independent art consultant, lecturer, tour guide and exhibition curator with specialist knowledge of Buddhist art; focusing on the art and culture of Tibet and the Himalayas.

Initially based at the Victoria & Albert Museum, with general responsibility for the Tibetan, Himalayan and Burmese Collections (1974-81); Zara was then affiliated with the Central Asian Department at Bonn University cataloguing the Tibetan and Mongolian collections of all UK Museums and private collections, part of a larger cataloguing project throughout Europe (1981-88) and was the Assistant Projects Director in Europe for the Orient Foundation (1984-5).

She co-edited “Masterpieces of Mongolian Art; Vol 1” (published in 2011) and has contributed articles for art and travel publications, and journals specialising in Buddhist art and culture. She has held the post of Art consultant for several Museums and Galleries and has also curated several exhibitions.

Zara has been travelling in Asia since 1973 and has been the tour guide and guest lecturer on numerous trips to Bhutan, Ladakh, Zanskar, Spiti, Nepal, Mustang, Burma, Tibet ; and led the first British tour to Tibet in 1981.

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I returned yesterday from our trip to China where we had a fabulous time. The arrangements you made for our visit to Xian went off like clockwork. Everything went well - we were picked up on time, the drivers and the guides (in Xian - Yu - and upon our return at the airport in Beijing - Raymond)  were first class. The hotel Shangri-La was…

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