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Posted Apr 11 by bdeitle

The Tibetan Museum Society is seeking submissions of quality manuscripts and research papers. This peer-reviewed on-line journal and website of fine art, religious study, and historical appreciation, welcomes contributions of factual articles, notes, and images based on new research of Mongolia and the Greater Himalayan Region.

Articles that do not exceed 3,500 words are preferred, and shorter pieces in the range of 600 words, accompanied by high-resolution images of art, are also encouraged. Contributions directly e-mailed to the Society's Board of Directors will receive immediate review.

Visit the Tibetan Museum Society's website (www.tibetan-museum-society.org) for more information. For immediate consideration, contact Delgermaa Dagva, Board Chair, and Executive Director of the Society: ddagva@tibetan-museum-society.org.

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