The museum is situated in the
district of McLeod Ganj in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. It is one of the most
popular Tibetan museums. The museum is located very near to the famous Dalai
Lama Temple named Tsuglagkhang where
His Holiness himself resides. This museum is regarded as the official museum of
the Central Tibetan Administration Department of Information and International
Relations. The Tibetan museum is completely a work of Tibetan workmanship which
includes earthenware, history reports, various canvases, and handiworks. It
reflects a great Tibetan style of engineering with traditional white and
yellow. These vibrant colors radiate very positive energy and attract visitors
to explore the museum.
Being the official museum of Central Tibetan
Administration Department of Information and International Relations, the
Tibetan museum wants to raise awareness about the rights of Tibetans, the
occupation of Tibet, the abuses committed by China and how Tibet never gave up
and overcame all the troubles which were put in front of them. One can find a
documentary screening, various exhibitions, talk series, workshops and
photographs arranged in a single line for visitors to witness. The museum is
always buzzing with the crowd of visitors. A very interesting video clip is
also shown to the visitors which records Tibet’s struggles and journey into the
Himalayas. All the workshops and exhibitions held in the museum teach the
children a lot about Tibetan history and culture. It is a great way to educate
them and enhance their knowledge while they are having fun at the same time.
More on Tibetan Museum
Exhibitions at the Tibetan Museum
Current Exhibition: This exhibition shows the recent
incidents and events that have taken place in Tibet. These events are known
throughout history which is updated from time to time. Special posters and
banners are made for this purpose.
Permanent Exhibition: The permanent exhibition is all
about Tibet’s recent history. Two major topics dominate this exhibition which is
Tibetan Exile Experience and The Chinese Occupation.
Traveling Exhibition: 11 sets of exhibition tiles can be
found in the Tibetan Museum. Each title has some photogenic panels with
different textual descriptions. These descriptions are in three languages such
as English, Tibetan, and Hindi. The texts and photographs are showcased on
large panels which are very easy to transport. These allow a multiple display setup.
Temporary Exhibition: For three to four months these
types of exhibitions are held. The temporary exhibition gives Tibetans and
non-Tibetans a chance to showcase their work in the exhibition and get
admirations from the people visiting the exhibition.
Online Exhibition: These types of exhibitions show
various photographs of events held in the Tibetan Museum. It is also a
photogenic documentary of various other events that take place.
Museum invites different organizations and communities to bring their
respective work to the exhibitions of their museum. They can contact the museum
How to Reach Tibet Museum
A private bus or taxi from McLeod Ganj can be taken to
reach the museum. The location can be easily traced because the temple of Dalai
Lama is very popular and the museum is very close to the temple. So reaching
the temple is quite easy.