Apr 14, 2017 Stories

Nomad Material Culture Documentation Project brings together generations of Tibetans

The Nomad Material Culture Documentation Project was originally proposed to the Smithsonian by Tibetan communities in China. The project...
Apr 14, 2017 Stories

Tibetan Textile Artists Learn New Skills

Lag Zo | ལག་བཟོ། means “handmade” in Tibetan. Lag Zo, a Smithsonian project, is a celebration of the incredible range,...
Apr 14, 2017 Stories

TBF Scholarship Student Turns Dreams into Reality

Tibetan girls are a very valuable part of the household, the girls and women are the household workers who gather and make food, collect...
Apr 14, 2017 Stories

TBF Scholarship Recipient Pursues MA in Tibetan History

Despite financial obstacles, TBF/VIA scholarship recipient Alice (Yeshi Drolma) is obtaining an MA in Tibetan History from Tibet...
Apr 14, 2017 Stories

Tibetan youth maintain connection to culture and homeland through local schools

Boarding school programs have been used as a tool for cultural assimilation for centuries. Despite the better facilities offered in the...