Temporary Exhibition

Secretary Lobsang Jinpa Inaugurates Temporary Exhibition titled ‘Biography of Self-Manifested Jowo Wati Sangpo’ on 22 May 2024. Photo / Tenzin Jigme Taydeh / CTA

The Tibet Museum provide a space for Temporary Exhibition. The exhibition will be display for 3 to 4 months. Its main purpose is to create a platform for Tibetans and Non-Tibetans to showcase their work/exhibition on Tibet and it’s people.

Temporary Exhibition Themes

Dharamshala: The Tibet Museum of the Department of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration,

opens a temporary exhibition on “Biography of Self-Manifested Jowo Wati Sangpo” at Tibet Museum, Gangchen Kyishong, Dharamshala on Wednesday, 22 May 2024.

Dharamshala: Kalon Norzin Dolma of the Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR), CTA inaugurated the temporary exhibition titled “Numismatic Heritage of Tibet” earlier today at the Tibet Museum. The inaugural ceremony was also attended by DIIR Additional Secretary Namgyal Tsewang.

The exhibition will be open for public view

Dharamshala: Former Kalon of Security, Dongchung Ngodup inaugurated the Tibet Museum’s temporary exhibition titled “Shadow Circus” this morning.

Alongside the former Kalon, the inaugural ceremony was presided over by DIIR Secretary Karma Choeying and special guests, film makers Tenzing Sonam and Ritu Sarin.

Temporary Exhibition Titled “Mapping Tibet”

Dharamshala: Kalon Norzin Dolma of the Department of Information and International Relations (DIIR), CTA inaugurated the temporary exhibition titled “Mapping Tibet” earlier today at the Tibet Museum.



Jon Kolkin’s Temporary Exhibition Titled ” Sacred Path” 

Dharamshala: The Tibet Museum of the Department of Information and International Relations opened a temporary photography exhibition titled “Sacred Path” by Jon Kolkin earlier this morning.

Dharamshala: The Tibet Museum, with the participation of TCV Ladakh, launched a temporary exhibition titled ‘Tibetan Nomads: Speaking Through Donors Memories’ this morning at Gangchen Kyishong.


18th of May, on the occasion of #internationalmuseumday The Tibet Museum celebrated the day by launching the shared journeys panel exhibition in its temporary exhibition section.

https://tibetmuseum.org/tibetan-national-flag/ has a national flag. It was designed by the Thirteenth Dalai Lama in 1916 based on ancient Tibetan military flags. The flag was one of many nation-building initiatives adopted by our government at that time.

60 Years of Tibetan Resistance: March 10, 2019 marks 60 years of Tibetan resistance.  Today, Tibetans are still resisting against Chinese occupation of the region, and demanding human rights.


Costumes and Jewellery of Tibet: An exhibition on Costumes and Jewellery of Tibet has rare photographs collection which is taken from the book: Costumes and Jewellery of Tibet authored by Ms. Namgyal Lhamo Taklha, former Secretary of Central Tibetan Administration.

Democracy : The exhibit highlights the evolution of the Tibetan democracy. It features the establishment of first  Commission of Tibetan People’s Deputy (CTPD) in 1960, the direct election of Kalon Tripa by the exiled Tibetans followed by His Holiness’ devolution of political authority to an elected Tibetan leadership in 2011.

Reimagining Dharamshala : The exhibition “Reimagining Dharamshala” depicts the history of Dharamshala, founded by the British in 1846 after the occupation of the Kangra Fort. The exhibition also consisted of pictures dating back to the first arrival of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala and many more.

Capturing Tibet : The Tibet Museum run and managed by the CTA, in association with University of Manchester and National Museums Liverpool (NML), showcased an unseen pictures of Tibet taken during the Younghusband expedition to Tibet in 1904, led by Colonel Francis Younghusband.

Grassland : The exhibition features compilation of images of Tibetan grasslands and pastoral nomads captured by ace photographer Kunchok Gyaltsen.

Cultural Revolution : Retelling the horrors of the decade-long Cultural Revolution in Tibet, an exhibition  has chronicled the destruction in the autonomous Chinese region between 1966 and 1976. The exhibition was showcased by Tibet Museum.

Tsenshab Ngawang Dorjee : Ngawang Dorjee, also called Agvan Dorjiev was one of the seven dialectical instructors or Tsanzhabs to the great 13th Dalai Lama and was pivotal in building communications between Lhasa and the Russian Czar. The exhibition was organised by Agvan Dorjiev Foundation and in cooperated with the Tibet Museum.

Kham Lithang : The exhibition features 19 photos captured in Lithang, Kham by French-Italian filmmaker, Sandra Dolani during her six-time visit to Tibet.

Inframe : In Frame is a photography project initiated by Mr Kalsang Jigme, a young Tibetan photographer, to draw the attention of Tibetan youth towards the skill and art of photography.

The Panchen Lamas : The 10th Panchen Lama, Lobsang Trinley Lhundrup Choekyi Gyaltsen, was born in 1938 and was recognised as the re-incarnation of the 9th Panchen Lama in 1951. Traditionally, the Panchen Lama is considered to be one of the most revered religious leaders of Tibet after the Dalai Lama.