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Updates!

Thangka Preservation is focus for week of lectures, private tours and workshop in New York City, May 3-8. TALAS is our host venue for All About Thangkas an intensive one day workshop on May 6. Private tours of thangkas at the Rubin Museum, and a private tour of thangkas in storage at American Museum of Natural History, are also offered by reservation only, as space is limited. Richly illustrated talks on Thangkas take place at Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art and Shambhala Center. Please email us for details: treasurecaretaker@icloud.com

Update! Preservation of Treasures Workshop, March 2017. The Preservation of Treasures Workshop, concluded for Library of Tibetan Works and Archives Dharamsala, India. Participants joined us from LTWA Library and Museum, Men-Tsee-Khang Medical and Astro-Science Institute, Jamyang Choling Nunnery, Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery, The Tibet Museum, Institute of Tibetan Thanga Art, Central University of Tibetan Studies in Varanasi, Ministry of Culture, Government of India, with visitors from Khampagar Monastery Tashi Jong and Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Dzongsar Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö Institute Chauntra and Tsering Kelsang. Jim Canary shared a day on Preservation of Pechas. Participants were engaged in documentation practice, and risk assessment reporting during our exciting on-site visits to local museums and monasteries.

Upcoming workshops for 2017/18 are planned for Sera Jey Monastery in South India, in Ladakh and for the Central University of Tibetan Studies in Varanasi

Update! Treasure Caretaker Training is writing a preservation resource manual dedicated to local communities.
The Preservation Manual for Monastery Treasures will be made available free of charge on-line, including topics of care and preservation for lineage treasures, protection before disaster strikes, and safe recovery in the event of a disaster. The manual will be translated into Tibetan, Nepali, Hindi, Chinese and Dzongkha.



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