The Tibet Museum Joins Global Museums in Festive Observance of International Museum Day 2024

The Tibet Museum of the Central Tibetan Administration proudly stands alongside museums worldwide in honoring the 47th International Museum Day. Traditionally observed on May 18th, this year, due to upcoming temporary exhibitions and unavoidable circumstances, we’ve chosen to celebrate a day earlier, on May 17th, 2024.

Under the theme “Museums for Education and Research,” we spotlight the crucial role cultural institutions play in offering comprehensive educational experiences, advocating for a more conscious, sustainable, and inclusive world. Museums serve as dynamic educational hubs, fostering curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking.

An inaugural ceremony graced the halls of the Tibet Museum this morning, attended by DIIR incumbent Secretary, Mr Tenzin Lekshay, Additional Secretary, Mr Namgyal Tsewang, and representatives from prominent Tibetan institutions in Dharamshala. Invitations were extended to students from TCV and Mewoen Tsuglag Petoen School, enriching the celebration with youthful energy.

The staff, museum visitors, and locals of Gangchen Kyishong thoroughly enjoyed the displays by the 10 local artists, participating by purchasing some of their art. At the closing ceremony, Mr. Tenzin Topdhen thanked each of the artists for making the day fruitful and envisioned greater participation and longer durations in future International Museum Day events.

Since 2014, acknowledging the growing participation of the global museum community in International Museum Day celebrations, the Tibet Museum has annually launched celebrations aligned with the annual theme, reaffirming our commitment to education, research, and cultural preservation.

-Report filed by The Tibet Museum, DIIR, CTA

DIIR Additional Secretary Tenzin Lekshay, the Spokesperson of CTA, delivering a keynote address during the celebration of 47th International Museum Day. Photo / Karma Tashi / Tibet Museum

The Director of The Tibet Museum, Tenzin Topdhen, addressing the gathering.

During the launch of The Tibet Museum’s Children Kit.

Dr Tenzin Lhadon from the Tibet Policy Institute speaking during the celebration of 47th International Museum Day at The Tibet Museum.