The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is a museum located on residential Lighthouse Hill in Egbertville, Staten Island, New York City. It is home to one of the United States' most extensive collections of Himalayan artifacts. The museum was created by , (1887-1948) an American woman, to serve as a bridge between the West and the rich ancient and cultural traditions of Tibet and the Himalayan region. Marchais designed her educational center to be an all-encompassing experience: it was built to resemble a rustic Himalayan monastery with extensive terraced gardens and grounds and a fish and lotus pond. The museum was praised for its authenticity by the Dalai Lama who visited in 1991. In 2009, the site was listed on the New York State Register and National Register of Historic Places. A w

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  • The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is a museum located on residential Lighthouse Hill in Egbertville, Staten Island, New York City. It is home to one of the United States' most extensive collections of Himalayan artifacts. The museum was created by , (1887-1948) an American woman, to serve as a bridge between the West and the rich ancient and cultural traditions of Tibet and the Himalayan region. Marchais designed her educational center to be an all-encompassing experience: it was built to resemble a rustic Himalayan monastery with extensive terraced gardens and grounds and a fish and lotus pond. The museum was praised for its authenticity by the Dalai Lama who visited in 1991. In 2009, the site was listed on the New York State Register and National Register of Historic Places. A writer in the New York Times referred to the museum's founder under the name Jacqueline Klauber, noting that she used Marchais as her professional name. Jacques Marchais Coblentz was born in 1887 in Cincinnati, Ohio. After a career as a child actress in Chicago she went to Boston and married at age 16, had three children, and divorced in 1910. After a brief second marriage she moved to New York City, returned to acting, and associated with people who were interested in Eastern religions and Buddhism. About 1920 she married the owner of a chemical factory and they lived in rural Staten Island. There, she began collecting. She opened an art gallery in Manhattan in 1938. In 1945 she opened a research library next to her home in Staten Island. Marchais had never visited Tibet or the Himalayas, but she had a lifelong interest in the region and sought to find a permanent home for her collection. The museum officially opened in 1947. The museum, its collection and its history in Staten Island has been chronicled in a book by the same name and 60th anniversary exhibition. The museum has not been able to benefit from the Department of Transportation's initiative to draw traffic to the borough's cultural organizations via a new signage program because it lacks a dedicated parking lot and as such it remains somewhat hidden among New York City's cultural organizations. Bicycling clubs, however, having easier parking, make it a destination. (en)
  • Le Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art est un musée de New York situé sur la Lighthouse Hill (colline du phare) à Staten Island fondé en 1947 par . Comme son nom l'indique, ce musée est consacré à la culture tibétaine ainsi qu'à la culture bouddhiste. (fr)
  • The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is een museum voor Tibetaanse kunst in New York City. Het ligt op Lighthouse Hill in de wijk Egbertville op Staten Island en herbergt een grote collectie kunstwerken uit Tibet en de Himalaya. Het museum werd opgericht in 1947 door de Amerikaanse vrouw . Het doel van het museum was het vormen van een brug tussen het westen en de oude culturele tradities van Tibet en de Himalaya-regio. Marchais heeft Tibet noch de Himalaya ooit zelf bezocht. Het museum dient sinds de oprichting als educatief centrum en is erop gericht een gehele ervaring van de regio te bieden. Marchais richtte het centrum om die reden overeenkomstig een Tibetaans klooster in, met daarnaast uitgebreide tuinen en een visvijver met heilige lotusbloemen.In 1991 werd het museum bezocht door de veertiende dalai lama. (nl)
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  • Le Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art est un musée de New York situé sur la Lighthouse Hill (colline du phare) à Staten Island fondé en 1947 par . Comme son nom l'indique, ce musée est consacré à la culture tibétaine ainsi qu'à la culture bouddhiste. (fr)
  • The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is a museum located on residential Lighthouse Hill in Egbertville, Staten Island, New York City. It is home to one of the United States' most extensive collections of Himalayan artifacts. The museum was created by , (1887-1948) an American woman, to serve as a bridge between the West and the rich ancient and cultural traditions of Tibet and the Himalayan region. Marchais designed her educational center to be an all-encompassing experience: it was built to resemble a rustic Himalayan monastery with extensive terraced gardens and grounds and a fish and lotus pond. The museum was praised for its authenticity by the Dalai Lama who visited in 1991. In 2009, the site was listed on the New York State Register and National Register of Historic Places. A w (en)
  • The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art is een museum voor Tibetaanse kunst in New York City. Het ligt op Lighthouse Hill in de wijk Egbertville op Staten Island en herbergt een grote collectie kunstwerken uit Tibet en de Himalaya. Het museum werd opgericht in 1947 door de Amerikaanse vrouw . Het doel van het museum was het vormen van een brug tussen het westen en de oude culturele tradities van Tibet en de Himalaya-regio. Marchais heeft Tibet noch de Himalaya ooit zelf bezocht. (nl)
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