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Reconstructing Nepal: The 2015 Earthquakes and their aftermath

Scholarly, Governmental, and Non-Governmental Publications

Short Videos

Jennifer Bradley - Slow Medicine in Fast Times: Traditional Tibetan Medicine in Post-Earthquake Nepal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wppxzZbccE

Films/Documentaries

ICORP (International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness) - Reconnecting the Sacred Valley Kathmandu. http://icorp.icomos.org/index.php/2018/07/23/icorp-on-the-road-first-episode-reconnecting-the-sacred-valley-kathmandu-trailer-is-on-air/

Kesang Tseten - Trembling Mountains https://himalaya.arts.ubc.ca/events/event/film-screening-kesang-tsetens-trembling-mountain/

Nick Versteeg - Five Weeks in Nepal. https://vimeo.com/ondemand/fiveweeksinnepal/148581480 

PBS NOVA - Himalayan Megaquake (Available only in the USA). http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/himalayan-megaquake.html

Photos

Photo Kathmandu is a platform for photography in Nepal which "creates conversations between the city, its people, its history, and its dreams and aspirations". It's 2015 and 2016 editions featured many events related to Nepal's earthquakes' destruction and rebuilding efforts.

Exhibitions

Durham University

Durham University and the Centre for the Ethics of Cultural Heritage hosted an exhibition (Research and Rescue Excavations in the Kathmandu Valley) in November 2015 that "contextualises the earthquakes, detail[s] the damage to cultural property in Kathmandu, and responses to the cultural disaster".

Rubin Museum

The Rubin Museum has created a landing page with information related to Nepal's 2015 earthquakes. The page is designed as a resource to "learn how you can support rebuilding efforts, engage with the Nepalese art and cultural heritage from [their] collection, [and] joion the many individuals and institutional partners who are raising awareness of Nepal's cultural traditions".