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Pearl of the Snowlands: Buddhist Printing at the Derge Parkhang
This exhibit will present photographs, interviews and artifacts collected in Derge Parkhang.
Founded in 1729, the Derge Parkhang is a world cultural treasure, a repository of the cultural memory, literature and art of the Tibetan people. The Parkhang stores more than 300,000 woodblocks that are used to publish sutra, commentaries and histories of Tibetan Traditional Buddhism. This exhibition, officially sanctioned by the Derge Parkhang, consists of prints, artifacts, photographs and interviews collected in Derge, and represents the culmination of a three-year project by curators Patrick Dowdey and Clifton Meador.
Opening Reception: Friday, September 11, 5:00–8:00 p.m.
Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday 10-6
Panel discussion: Nov. 21 3:30 pm
History, Printing and People:
The Derge Parkhang and Tibetan Cultural Revival with panelists Patrick Dowdey, Wesleyan University; Clifton Meador, Columbia College; Yudru Tsomo, Lawrence University; James Canary, Indiana University