Tibetan Rescue: The Extraordinary Quest to Save the Sacred Art Treasures of Tibet
by Pamela Logan
In 1994, accompanied by a team of Italian art restorers, Pam Logan led a four-year project to restore Pewar Monastery. Located in Derge, a remote ... Show synopsis In 1994, accompanied by a team of Italian art restorers, Pam Logan led a four-year project to restore Pewar Monastery. Located in Derge, a remote county nestled in the heart of Tibet, it would take Logan and her team another two years to secure the necessary permits and begin restoring Pewar. At a time when ancient sacred artwork is imperiled throughout the world, Tibetan Rescue is a poignant, stirring call to action. In this superbly written travel narrative, Logan weaves her own struggle with the history and culture behind the art she is trying to save. Tibetan Rescue chronicles Logan's journey across snow-covered mountain peaks, through sparsely-populated provinces, and into the remotest parts of Eastern Tibet. Logan drinks yak butter tea with monks, argues feverishly with local officials, and after nearly two years of bureaucratic red tape, begins the extensive project of restoring the religious relics of Pewar. Tibetan Rescue will capture the hearts of artists, historians, Buddhists, and travelers.