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                                                                 The Tibet Museum

                                                    *Experience  * Educate  *  Engage

 

The Tibet Museum will tell the story of Tibet- one that of an illustrious history, an atrocious past of occupation and oppression, a contemporary story of resistance and resilience, and a future premised on hope. The Museum visitors (both physical and virtual) will carry forward this experience of education and thereby engage on the issue of Tibet.

The construction and planning for the new Tibet Museum in Gangchen Kyishong, the seat of Central Tibetan Administration are underway. The new Tibet Museum will open in December 2018 and will cover 9,000 square feet of exhibition and learning center space.

 

Tibet: an Introduction 

The Tibet Museum is more than a space for exhibitions, installations, and lectures. It also provides a platform for educational activities relating to Tibetan history – through in-house activities and special events, traveling museum kits, catalogs, and various other publications.We believe that knowing the past gives strength and guidance for the future and hope our museum will be instrumental in both these aspects.It also aims to educate the exile Tibetan community on the values of democracy, human rights, environment protection, freedom struggle, as well as to strengthen the Tibetan spirit and collective pride through presentations on Tibet’s rich history and culture.

The Museum would carry the hopes and aspirations of the six million Tibetan people.  To this end, we invite all the Tibetans and Tibet lovers, museum lovers to contribute to making this project a great success.It will be a mark on our culture and a start to the future that stands on hope.the museum focuses on the Tibetan Life Before Chinese Occupation - using photographs, documents, and physical objects such as examples of traditional dress, objects of home life, the Tibetan flag, examples of political and religious life, etc.

Tibetan History - from the first king to Chinese invasion in 1949, including photographs, artistic renderings, and digital imagery etc.

Arts and Culture Over Centuries – documenting the cultural traditions and religious art of historical Tibet, including literature, music, dance, painting, and architecture.

 

The Tibet museum will cover following important parts of the Tibetan culture:

With almost four times as much space as the existing museum, the New Tibet Museum will expand on Eleven themes through its permanent exhibition programs, highlighting the following:


1. His Holiness the Dalai Lama

His Holiness’ Life and Message - including objects from his life from pre-occupation to present day
International Influence and impact - including his role in world events and his teachings today

Experiential outcome: The benevolence and greatness of His Holiness, who is not an individual but an idea, and a phenomenon that is both eternal and immortal.


2. Tibet: an Introduction

 Tibetan Life Before Chinese Occupation - using photographs, documents, and physical objects such as examples of traditional dress, objects of home life, the Tibetan flag, examples of political and religious life, etc.

Experiential outcome: Gain an insight into the magnanimity of Tibet and the Tibetan people.


3. Tibetan History and Culture Before the Chinese Invasion

Tibetan History - from the first king to Chinese invasion in 1949, including photographs, artistic renderings, and digital imagery etc.

Arts and Culture Over Centuries – documenting the cultural traditions and religious art of historical Tibet, including literature, music, dance, painting, and architecture.

Experiential outcome: experience the illustrious history of Tibet and Tibetan way of living.


4. Chinese Occupation of Tibet

Consequences of Chinese occupation- through the use of photographs, documents, and digital imaginary examine the repercussion of Great Leap Forward, the cultural revolution etc.

Experiential outcome: Render of the impact of China’s occupation of Tibet and the aftermath of its imperialist designs.

5. Contemporary Tibet

An understanding of Tibetan Contemporary situation and its drivers in a political, international and historical context.

Experiential outcome: To Convey a deep sense of threat of the evisceration of Tibetan religion and culture.

6. Martyrs Memorial

Commemoration - of 1.2 million Tibetans who lost their lives as a direct result of the Chinese occupation, that could be a contemporary art installation.

Experiential outcome: Mark a martyr’s theory and make immortal the sacrifices of Tibetan lives.

7. Resistance and Resilience 

Resistance and resilience- addressing the 1999 uprising, Nyemo revolt, 1987, 1988, 1989 Uprisings, 2008 uprisings in Tibet, animal fur burning movement, Lhakar movement, No Losar movement, language rights movement and self-immolation in Tibet

Experiential outcome: Depict the Tibetan resistance to repression and resilience in the face of efforts to obliterate Tibetan cultural identity.

8. Environment

Environmental Issues and Concerns - (historical and current) addressing environmental protection before 1959, environmental changes since 1959 due to deforestation, mining, climate change, glacial melting, etc., Tibet as Earth’s third pole,  water tower of Asia, current impacts on downstream countries (south and east Asia)

Experiential outcome: Tibet as the giver. Asia’s rainmaker, water tower. Provider of fresh water and food security for over billion lives in 11 downstream nations.  If Tibet dries, Asia dies.

 
9. Escape

Escape - Documentation of difficult journey undertaken by Tibetans while crossing Tibet for a better life and education in exile, using testimonies, maps and personal narratives.
Experiential outcome: showcase stories of courage amid adversaries. The Tibetan rugged spirit that braves the rough terrains.


10. Exile

Exile  - Creation of Central Tibetan Administration and contemporary life of Tibetans living in exile, including home life, family, education, locations of Tibetans in exile,

Contemporary Arts and Culture - exploring changes in tradition and the creation of new cultural expressions practiced by Tibetans in the diaspora.

India and Tibet - Historical ties and current connections, Introduction of Buddhism, Tibetan scripts, medicine etc. from India and preserved through Tibetan culture, shared experiences, and Himalayan renaissance and Indian leaders on Tibet.

Experiential outcome: Projection of life in exile, diaspora where change is the only constant in life and reconciliation is a recurring pattern.

11. Hope and Success
 
The value of Tibetan culture to the world. Influence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism.
This section aims to inspire and educate people. It should reveal the vibrancy of living culture and seal the success story of Tibetan.

Experiential outcome: stirring of the emotions and channelling them into action and engagement on Tibet. Expand out network, horizon and garner more allies and partners for a for the future. 


Special Temporary Exhibitions (permanent multi-use space)


The new Tibet Museum will feature a dedicated and permanent space for temporary exhibitions, ensuring a dynamic exhibition schedule that has the capacity to engage timely issues and attract repeat visitors. The Temporary Exhibition space will enable the Tibet Museum to present a wider range of topics and go into greater depth. The enhanced climate control and security system will ensure the possibility of receiving original objects loaned from other museums, private collections, and contemporary artists. This space will also provide an opportunity for enriched and more frequent community engagement.


Exhibitions might include:

  1. The work of Contemporary Tibetan and non-Tibetan artists
  2. Museum exhibitions loaned from international collections and museums
  3. Thematic exhibitions exploring contemporary issues
  4. Exhibitions in partnership with other Tibetan arts, cultural, historical organizations
  5. Other thematic exhibitions from Tibet Museum collection


Project Schedule:

Phase 1. Preliminary Planning -- August 2016 - January 2017
Including, confirmation of museum site within CTA premises, preparation of museum concept and themes, engagement of professional advisors, and stakeholder outreach.

Phase 2. Project Schematic Design Planning -- February - June 2017
Including space program evaluation, exhibit concept development, engagement of architectural advisor and development of a schematic plan for the museum. Commence object collection research.

Phase 3. Procurement and Construction – January - April 2018
Prepare materials for procuring products and contractor(s) and construction of interior improvements. Procure exhibition furniture, graphics and other exhibition materials as well as objects for installation.  Develop educational programs and special events for the opening.

Phase 4. Exhibition Installation – May - June 2018
Installation of permanent and temporary exhibitions as well as furniture, fixtures and equipment. Procure retail product and install. Train staff.
Opening – July-August 2018 (Provisional Date)

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    A beautiful Tibet Postcard

    A beautiful Tibet Postcard for donation more than 10$

    13 backers

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    Timeline Poster of Tibetan History

    Timeline Poster of Tibetan History for donation more than $25

     

    9 backers

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    A map of Tibet with illustration

    A map of Tibet with illustration for donation more than $50

     

    15 backers

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    Exhibition Catalogue - A Long Look Homeward

    Exhibition Catalogue - A Long Look Homeward for donation more than $75

     

    1 backers

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    A pictorial book on the History of Tibet

    A pictorial book on the History of Tibet for donation more than $100

     

    17 backers

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    A Tibet Museum bag

    A Tibet Museum bag for donation more than $200

     

    3 backers

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    A Tibet Museum T Shirt

    A Tibet Museum T Shirt for donation more than $300

     

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    A coffee table book titled: Indo and Tibet

    A coffee table book titled: Indo and Tibet - Ancient Ties, Current Bonds for donation more than $400

     

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    A coffee table book titled: Jewelry and Costumes

    A coffee table book titled: Jewelry and Costumes of Tibet for donation more than $500.

     

    3 backers

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    All the above reward items

    All the above reward items for donation more than $1000

    3 backers

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    Naming Opportunities on Donor Plate

    Naming Opportunities on Donor Plate with all above reward items for donation more than $ 15, 000

     

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    Opportunity to dedicate exhibition space

    Opportunity to dedicate exhibition space on Donor’s name plus naming opportunities on Donor plate and above reward items for donation between $ 25,000 - $ 100,000

    Estimated Delivery: Apr 2018

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