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Institutions

The TTBBC project has ongoing collaborations with the following Institutions: United Kingdom The British Library, London Cambridge University Library Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

The TTBBC project has ongoing collaborations with the following Institutions:

United Kingdom

The British Library, London

Cambridge University Library

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Nepal

Nepal Research Centre, Kathmandu

Tibet

dPal brtsegs Research Institute, Lhasa

United States

Tibetan Buddhist Resource Centre (TBRC), Boston

Italy

Italian Institute for Africa and the East (IsIAO), Rome

The World of Tibetan Books

Zenkar Rinpoche and E. Gene Smith at the Ancient India and Iran Trust, Cambridge.

Tibetan book culture has an history dating back to the 8th century. Closely linked with the spread of Buddhism in Tibet and Central Asia, it tells a tale of traveling people, ideas and technologies. An incredible number of Tibetan manuscripts and xylographs (i.e. woodblock prints) are extant. They represent a fundamental part of Tibetan cultural heritage. The study of the introduction of woodblock printing in Tibet is the focus of the Transforming Tibetan and Buddhist Book Culture project.