The owner of the gallery is Drs. Sjoerd de Vries, traveller in Asian – and especially Himalayan – regions since 1970. An art-historian and tibetologist (Universities of Amsterdam and Leyden). He has sold, in his long history, objects to major museums in the world, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Rubin Museum of Art (New York); the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles), the Rietberg Museum (Zürich), the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford), Linden Museum (Stuttgart), the Tropical Museum (Amsterdam), the Wereldmuseum (Rotterdam), the Guimet Museum and Quai Branly (Paris), the Tibet Museum (Gruyères) etc.; and of course to many more private collectors all over the world!