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  

Our Project

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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Save endangered Buddhist sacred art by working with monk and nun treasure caretakers to train in preservation and documentation 

Endorsed by HHKarmapa 17, Pema Chodron, and Prof. Robert Thurman

Treasure Caretaker Training

Digital Monastery Project

Himalayan Art Restoration


Successful session completed at Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Gangtok, Sikkim