Travelling Exhibition

Indian and foreign tourists at a traveling exhibition on Tibet organised by The Tibet Museum

Traveling Exhibition

The museum currently has eleven set of exhibition titles. Each title comprises photographic panels with individual textual descriptions in three language i.e. Tibetan, English and Hindi. The photographs and texts are displayed on large panels that are easy to transport and allow for multiple display set-ups.

Traveling Exhibition Themes

A Brief Biography of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama :

The exhibition portrait the Life and Legacies of His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso and his three main commitment towards promotion of Human Values, promotion of Inter-Religious Harmony and Preservation of Tibet’s Buddhist Culture. In addition, to revive awareness of the value of ancient Indian knowledge.

The Burning Question: Why are Tibetans Turning into Self-immolations?:

Featured background information about the ongoing wave of self-immolation inside Tibet. Since 2009, a total of 152 Tibetans have set themselves alight. The exhibition aims to inform the global community about the current situation inside Tibet and the reason behind Tibetans in Tibet taking drastic step like self-immolations.

A Long Look Homeward:

A Long Look Homeward is an exhibition catalog meant to preserve the memories of Tibetan who lived in Tibet before the Chinese occupation, The exhibition takes you, the visitors, on a journey depicting the darkness of invasion, destruction and oppression while also shedding light on the magnificent past of Tibet and expressing hopes for its future.

Glimpses on the History of Tibet:

A Pictorial Exhibition was adapted from Claude Arpi exhibition on Tibet’s History. It illustrates the rich cultural, political and religious history of Tibet from its mythical origins on the world’s highest plateau to its modern day struggles following the occupation of Tibet by the People’s Republic of China.

India and Tibet : Ancient Ties and Current Bonds:

The exhibition shows the ancient ties and currents bonds between India and Tibet. The story perhaps started millions years ago when the Indian island collided with the Asian plate. After which the two nations are bound to each other through historical, geographically, politically and culturally. The relationship between India and Tibet are said to become strong from the time of  first king of Tibet during Yarlung dynasty  in 127 B.C.

Journey into Exile :

Tibet’s Journey in Exile covers the chronology of Tibet’s ancient cultural heritage and presents means through which its culture is preserved in exile. Tibet’s journey in Exile takes us through the journey of over 60 years and shows how Tibetans, with the able guidance of H.H the Dalai Lama and the CTA, have been establish a cohesive and functioning community in exile.

 

H.H The Dalai Lama’s Three Main Commitments in Life:
1. As a human being, finding ways to promote human values.
2. As a religious practitioner, finding ways to promote religious harmony and understanding among the major religious traditions of the world.
3. As a Tibetan holding the title of the Dalai Lama, the third commitment is to endeavor to preserve the Buddhist culture, to strive for Tibet’s cause and to assume the role of an independent spokesperson of Tibetan people living under oppression.

From Home To Exile-Remembering March 17, 1959:

The exhibition remarks the day when in the dead of night under dramatic circumstances, His Holiness the Dalai Lama step out of Norbulingka, his summer palace, masquerading as a soldier and embarked on a dangerous journey, crossing the Himalayas on foot with a retinue of soldiers and cabinet members on March 17, 1959. His Holiness escaped into exile and reached India on March 31st, 1959.

Capturing Tibet: Colonialism and the Camera during the Mission to Lhasa :
The exhibition is a joint collaboration between Tibet Museum, National Museums Liverpool and University of Manchester. The exhibition features 12-Panels (two albums) of unseen photographs captured during the Younghusband military expedition to Lhasa in 1904. The photographs were taken by two British officers; John Claude White and Gerald Irvine Davys, and sourced from the collections of National Museums Liverpool.

Remembering Ngawang Dorjee :
The beginning of the 20th century was “the golden age” of Buddhism in Russia. Ngawang Dorjee was a well known figure of the 20th century relations between Tibet and Russia.
Ngawang Lobsang Dorjee from 1854 – 1938 also known as Agvan Dorzhiev in Russian was one of the most intriguing figures in twentieth-century Tibetan History. He was a Buddhist monk born among Buryat tribe of Mongol. He was popularly known to the Tibetans as the Sokpo Tsenshab Ngawang Lobsang Dorjee.
Dorjee was an assistant tutor and a close associate of the 13th Dalai Lama.

Past Exhibition

  1. Bodhgaya, Bihar, 15-24, Jan 2018
  2. BHU, Varanasi, 9-11, March 2018
  3. IIC, Delhi, 2-4, April 2018
  4. Paonta Tibetan Settlement, Himachal Pradesh, 7th and 11th, April 2018
  5. Dekyiling Tibetan Settlement, Uttra Khand, 13th April 2018
  6. Kamrao Tibetan Settlement, Himachal Pradesh, 3rd June 2018
  7. The Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar, 18th-20th August 2018
  8. Tsuglagkhang, Main Temple, Mcleod Ganj, Dharamshala, 10-11th December 2018

The Tibet Museum also consider requests to send its traveling exhibitions to Indian cities if costs (including travel, daily allowance for three staff, transportation and lodging) are provided by the sponsoring organization.