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Conservation of living monastic heritage of the Himalayan region
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The project's main objective was to contribute to safeguarding the unique but highly endangered architectural and artistic monastic heritage of the Himalayan region.

While the monasteries and temples of the region are still centres of living spiritual and cultural traditions, the skills and knowledge necessary for their maintenance using traditional materials and techniques are in danger of disappearing.

In response to this situation, UNESCO organized regional training workshops in the restoration and conservation of this heritage, in close consultation with monastic communities and cultural heritage professionals from the region...

on this subject: Restoration and conservation of living monastic heritage of the Himalayan region

Place/country: Buthan,
Type: Documentary
Duration: 00:10:01
Published in: 2005

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