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Strengthening the Capacity of Tibetan Organizations

The Bridge Fund has provided tools and resources to start and develop the capacity of Tibetan organizations in China for more than 13 years. During the past 3 years we have provided targeted support, including project grants and training to over 48 local Tibetan NGOs and CSOs.  In January 2013 TBF implemented a strategic planning […]

The Creation of a Community Museum: Gendun Choepel

As TBF and UNESCO focus on initiatives that help document and preserve significant sites and traditions, they are also helping Tibetan communities to envision new ways of sharing local cultural heritage. In a small town in Qinghai’s Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, people are putting these ideas into action with the creation of a community museum. Huangnan […]

August 3rd, 2012

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An Inside Look at the Living Traditions of Dege Parkhang

The wood print blocks of Dege Parkhang TBF and UNESCO’s focus on the documentation and preservation of traditional art forms through digital media is being further explored through the creation of the Dege Parkhang Project. Situated in the northwest corner of Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Dege Parkhang is the largest traditional Tibetan printing house in […]

The Plateau Music Project

Practicing new skills with the recording of religious songs Tibet is renowned for its traditions of painting and handicrafts but it also home to similarly rich but lesser-known musical traditions. Music on the Tibetan Plateau is an art form that serves as a vital conduit of oral history and culture. But as the cultural gap […]

Partnering to Preserve the Culture of the Tibetan Plateau: The Mural Conservation Project

Deteriorating wall paintings of eastern Tibet Minyag, a secluded region of Sichuan’s Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, has received growing attention for its rich architectural heritage. But it is only recently that preservation efforts have focused on that which has remained hidden inside many of the region’s historically significant structures. Across the Tibetan Plateau, a small […]



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