The highest museum in the World is settled in the highest country of the entire Planet Earth: Tibet. The National Museum of Tibet (or Tibetan Museum) was opened in the 5th of october of 1999 in Lhasa, Tibet’s capital. The museum is a multi-million dollar project. It is located in a L-shaped building situated directly below the Potala Palace on the corner of Norbulingkha Road. The modern museum building fuses together traditional Tibetan architecture with the modern. It is a grey brick building with dark brown and white roof furnishings with a golden orange gilded roof. The museum is structured into three main sections: a main exhibition hall, a folk cultural garden and an administrative quarter. The central courtyard to the museum is uniquely designed, with a white, sleek-looking floor, and draws upon traditional monastic conventions. It features an origin, black and white design in the centre and has lighting through large skylight windows above. The museum covers an area of 53,959 square meters, with a total construction area of 23,508 square meters.
The area for the exhibition department covers 10,451 square meters. The History of Tibetan Culture Exhibition is divided into pre-history culture, indivisible history, culture and arts, and people’s customs, exploring several thousand years of Tibetan history, politics, religion, cultural arts, and customs.
Photo of the Lama: Stefan Oláh.