The Conservancy for Tibetan Art & Culture is dedicated to the preservation of Tibet’s living cultural heritage — in Tibetan cultural areas, and in the lands to which it has spread — working with tradition-holders, leading institutions, scholars and international and local partners in support of their efforts to honor, preserve and hopefully strengthen, a living Tibetan culture.
UNDERSTANDING The Conservancy works to promote a greater understanding of Tibetan Buddhist culture through educational and cultural programs, teachings, conferences, symposia and research, working with partners such as the Smithsonian Institution, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Aspen Institute, Tibet Fund, Tibet House, and many monasteries and nunneries.
CULTURAL PRESERVATION To help preserve a millennium of endangered cultural heritage spanning a vast stretch of remote and sensitive Tibetan cultural areas, the Conservancy supports work to identify, document, and help protect historically and culturally significant pilgrimage sites, shrines, monasteries, nunneries, artwork and rare texts.
EDUCATION & TRAINING Believing that preserving living culture also encompasses the economic and social needs of indigenous peoples, the Conservancy aims to provide culturally specific education and training programs for lay people, monastic communities and Tibetan refugees, in coordination with international and local development efforts.
The Conservancy for Tibetan Art & Culture is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation that has been working to preserve Tibetan culture since 1997, under the patronage of His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama. Please click here to contact the Conservancy with any questions you may have regarding our work.
“The Conservancy for Tibetan Art and Culture is working to create a better understanding of the peoples, cultures and traditions of Tibet, as well as the threats that confront them.” — His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso
— Board of Directors —
–Chairman of the Board, Conservancy for Tibetan Art and Culture
– former Special Envoy of His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Gregory Kruglak, Ph.D
– President, Conservancy for Tibetan Art and Culture
– President and CEO, Global Voices Fund
– President, Tibet Fund
Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi
– Director of the Emory-Tibet Partnership
– Senior Lecturer in Emory University’s Department of Religion
– Founder and Director, Nekorpa
– Treasurer, Conservancy for Tibetan Art and Culture
– Secretary, Conservancy for Tibetan Art and Culture
– Managing Director, The Next Generation Initiative
Robert A. F. Thurman (Founding Board Member)
– Jey Tsongkhapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Columbia University
– President, Tibet House New York
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