Endorsements

Ms. Shaftel is eminently qualified for this work, with internationally recognized credentials in Art Conservation, complemented by years of experience working for museums and monasteries internationally … she has taught preservation of sacred art in India, China, Bhutan, North America and Australia.

– His Holiness

17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Ann was extremely helpful to us at Tergar Osel Ling Monastery as we rebuild after the earthquake in Nepal. We deeply appreciate having the knowledge needed to protect our sacred artwork for many, many years into the future.

 

– Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche

Please consider helping if you can.

– Pema Chodron

Ms. Shaftel has shown herself a dedicated and hardworking individual who requires an absolute minimum of supervision on any task or project.

Her professional credentials are impeccable, and I commend Ann to you as an individual of the highest intelligence and integrity who will prove a valuable member of any conservation or museological project team.

 

I, on behalf of the Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs, Royal Government of Bhutan, take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude to Ms. Ann Shaftel for conducting the much needed training program in Bhutan. We look forward to working with her again and it is our sincere hope that she will be able to continue her valuable works in Bhutan.

 

Ann helped to relate the very important work of Bhutan’s artists and those working closely with them.

I give thanks to Ann for sharing her invaluable experience with us, and look forward to the opportunity for further professional exchanges in the future.

She is a true expert in the area of conservation. Efficient, timely and decisive, she is a real pleasure with whom to work. Communication and follow up is excellent and she has access to a wide network of experts who are part of the larger conservation community. She is meticulous and brings a passion to her work which lifts conservation to a different level.

 

It is without hesitation that I can attest to Ms. Ann Shaftel’s knowledge and her ability to share this knowledge effectively. I commend her abilities to you with great confidence …

It is without hesitation that I can attest to Ms. Ann Shaftel’s knowledge and her ability to share this knowledge effectively. I commend her abilities to you with great confidence …