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Museum

The Museum at Tibet House preserves an invaluable collection of old and rare art objects from Tibet. About 200 precious Thangka paintings have been gathered as well as over 140 statues in copper, gilded bronze, sandalwood, and stone representing the religious heritage. The Museum also displays other artefacts like ritual objects, jewellery, costumes, household articles, and even ancient weapons.

Many of the artefacts were brought to India by Tibetan refugees and donated to His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The role of the Museum in preserving this Tibetan heritage assumes crucial importance as priceless works of art from Tibet continue to be sold to private collectors and remain hidden from public view.

 

 

Equally important is the role of the Museum in connecting the past with the present. His Holiness the Dalai Lama emphasizes this link: “A museum’s purpose is to bring the heritage of the past in close contact with values that are current among living, thinking and conscious people. A museum has to be the vehicle for this collective contact. It must pass on to the present all that is vital and living from the past.” The Museum at Tibet House pursues this mission by welcoming visitors from all over the world and especially by encouraging Tibetan children and youths to meet with their history. Tibet House holds many exhibitions, and responds to requests for loans from Indian and international museums.

 

Tibet House Museum is open to everyone; from Monday to Friday, 09:30 am to 05:30 pm (Please contact us for further information).

NOTICE - The Tibet House Museum is under renovation and thus will remain closed for sometime until next announcement.