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Tibetan mani stone carving in Yushu, Qinghai Province. Photo by Dawa Drolma

Tibetan mani stone carving in Yushu, Qinghai Province. Photo by Dawa Drolma

  • Exchange Opportunity for Tibetan Cultural Heritage Professionals in China

    This month, the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage launched Lag Zo: Making on the Tibetan Plateau. While the online exhibition serves a virtual audience, it also offers exciting opportunities for extending the reach to physical audiences in selected museums, universities, and community centers.

    Accordingly, we are seeking three Tibetan cultural heritage professionals from China to travel to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., in 2020 to co-curate and adapt the content of the online exhibition into a physical exhibition that would then travel to their home communities. Each venue can supplement Lag Zo with objects from their local communities to contextualize it further, as well as programs that might amplify the content and themes of the exhibition itself.

    This exchange project will connect three Tibetan cultural heritage professionals with some of their counterparts in the United States, in order to learn from each other. During three weeks in the spring or summer of 2020, they will visit Washington, D.C., and take a study tour to the Smithsonian and other relevant cultural institutions in the area, organized specifically based on the participating professionals’ needs and goals.

    Read complete description of the project and goals

    How to Apply

    Please send a letter of intent and CV in English by December 31, 2019, to The letter of intent should include the name of the museum, cultural center, or community center where the physical exhibition would be housed.

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