ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Matho Museum Project seeks to preserve the treasures of Buddhist heritage from the Matho monastery for the next millennium.
By constructing a museum on the monastery grounds, the project emphasises the religious nature of the collection. By training local monks in restoration skills, constructing the museum space and finally by being a catalyst for tourism to Matho, the project will provide for sustainable economic development in and around the monastery.
The Matho Museum Project began at the request of H.H. Dungsey Gyana Vajra, son of Sakya Trizen, the throne holder of the Sakya order of Tibetan Buddhism. He approached Nelly Rieuf, an experienced Buddhist art restorer, and together with a group of enthusiasts, she is realising the project in Ladakh over the next three years.
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- We are immensely grateful for your support during the last months and wish you and your loved ones an enjoyable break and a fantastic 2013!