Alexandra David-Neel: An adventurer at the Guimet Museum in Paris opening February 22nd


Dear Shaded Viewers,

Two outstanding exhibitions open at the same time, February 22nd, at the Guimet Museum. Yesterday I told you about the Matsuzakaya collection of Kimonos and today I would like to introduce you to Alexandra David-Neel. If you don’t already know who she is I would suggest you start with one of her 30 + books, Magic and Mystery in Tibet. David-Neel is most known for her 1924 visit to Lhasa, Tibet which at the time was forbidden to foreigners. Her books are about Eastern religion, philosophy and her amazing travels through Lhasa and Tibet.

Musee Guimet

6, place d’Iena 75016 Paris



Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.