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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Textiles, Arts & Crafts of Bhutan – Talk by Zara Fleming
Isolated from the outside world for centuries lies the tiny Kingdom of Bhutan. Join Indus Experiences and Trip Scholar Zara Fleming for a virtual webinar where they will delve into the Culture, Textiles, Arts and Crafts of Bhutan. March 24, 2021 at 11:00am GMT.Read more