Crimes against cultural heritage treasures harm the history of humanity, the knowledge of civilization, and centuries-old legacies. Looters and antique hunters target historical relics, leaving behind the wreckage of a nation's heritage.
The enemies are theft, earthquake, flood, fire, armed conflict, and political upheaval.
Digital Monastery Project
Buddhist Art Education works with caretakers to assess risks in their locations.
Digital Monastery Project Himalayan Art Restoration
In a race against time our team of preservation experts are working closely with monk and nun caretakers on protecting their monasteries’ collections of sacred art, by combining scientific knowledge and techniques with traditional methods and respect.
The caretakers will learn how to document the monasteries’ collections and create a "digital inventory." The very existence of such an inventory will serve to discourage theft and protect collections in times of conflict.
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Endorsed by HHKarmapa 17, Pema Chodron, and Prof. Robert Thurman